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LETTERS TO FORT ST. GEORGE 
1765 



Volume XLV 



MADRAS 
PRINTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRESS 



PREFATORY NOTE. 



This volume contains the letters received at Fort St. George during the 
year 1765 and is the forty-fifth volume in the series of records known as 
"Letters to Fort St. George." 

The original manuscript volume has been mended and is in a fair state of 
preservation. 

Chittoge, B. S. BALIGA, 

19th June 1942. Curator, Madras Becord Office. 











5-^A ■fo?'/':^ 




INDEX TO LETTERS RECEIVE® 1766. 


.^/^jB5jL£ 










^' 1/. si-.c 




Anjbngo. 




Canton — com. 


N°. 




N". 






152 


. . Da,t,fid 7th. Aug'. 1765. 


15 




22 November 


207 


26t'>. Nov^. 1765. 






1764. 


9 


Bengal. 


16 

47 


- 


22 D°. 
7th j)o 


.. Dated 24*'». December 
1764. 


48 
49 


•• 


22 D°. 
18*'' December 


21 
31 

72 

84 


3 January 1765. 
18 D°. D°. 
11 February 

1765. 
21 March 1765. 


50 
122 




1764. 
22 D°. 
.'y*'^. January 

1765. 
5*'\ February 
1765. 


99 
100 


15 April B". 
22 D^ D°. 


i 

123 


•• 


3 March 1765. 


110 


6*". May D°. 


1 


CUDDALOEE. 


120 


28 D°. D". 


N». 






146 


18 July D". 


6 


.. 


3^ January 1765- 


151 - 


? ... 25 D^ DO. 


20 


... 


26*". D". D". 


172 


le'". September 
1765. 


2ft 


•• 


10 February 

T765. 


202 


S'*". November 


30 




n"'. D°. D". 




1765. 


32 




18 D°. D°. 


204 


6 D°. D°. 


38 


... 


7*". M^rch 1765. 




Bandakmalanka . 


41 


„ 


9 D". D°. 


N°. 




42 




10 D". D°. 


34 


14*''. Pebruarv- 
1765. 


46 




28*". February 
1765. 


76 
156 

171 


1 April 1765. 

3 September 
1765. 

2 October 1765. 


54 

55 
64 




12*h. March 1765. 
13 D". D". 
2;-, T>". D". 


174 


8 D". D°. 


67 




30 D". D°. 


W. 


BOMBAT. 


83 

!I0 




24 April D°. 
3 May D". 


27 


27*". December 
1764. 


102 
113 




23 D°. D". 
7*". June D°. 


37 


29*\ January 
1765. 


114 
119 




7 D°. D^ 
22d. June D". 


89 


20 March 1765. 


]33 




18*". July D». 


94 


T^\ April D". 


1.36 




27 D". D°. 


121_ 
161 


9*. June D". 
■ . . 22<». August D". 


139 

148 




P*. August D». 
23 D°. D°. 


180 


12'". Septembei 
1765. 


154 




2*. September 
1765. 


N". 


Canton. 


158 
159 




16 D°. D". 
16 D». D°. 


13 


8 November 


166 




29*". D". D", 


14 


1764. 
16 D". !>•>. 

1765-Vol. XLV-A 


168 

1 




6*". October 
1765. 



ClTDDALOBB — COnt. 



Marbeo. 



N". 



N°. 






2 


. . Dated 23^<'_ August 1 


764. 


183 


28 October 


1765. 


3 


4*". September. 


184 


30 D°. 


D", 




1764. 




194 


14*h. November i 


4 


10*". September 




1765. 


1 




1764. 




195 


23'i. D° 


• 1 


56 


10*1'. January 
1765. 


205 


_ 18 December | 


68 


6*". July 1765 






1765. 




107 
108 


r*. April D". 
1 D". DO. 






INGBBAM. 




142 


28 June D". 




w. 






143 


e*". July D". 




19 


17*''. January 


153 


23^1. D°. D°. 






1765. 




163 


12*h. August D 


". 


26 


1»*. February 










1765. 






Mastjlipatam. 




39 


23 DO 




N°. 






40 


Pt. March 1765. 


pt 


2P* December 


43 


3 D°. 


D". 




1764. 




61 


14 D°. 


D". 


7 


30*1'. DO 




62 


17 D". 


W. 


18 


25*1'. DO 




65 


19 D". 


D". 


23 


26*1'. January 1765. 


75 


31 D". 


DO. 


33 


17*". February 


D". 


81 


3<*. April 


D°. 


35 


20 D°. 


DO. 


82 


14 D". 


D". 


63 


20*". March 


DO. 


91 


26 D". 


D". 


74 


3"i. April 


DO. 


92 


1'*. May 


D°. 


80 


9*1'. DO. 


DO. 


109 


2pt. D^ 


D". 


86 


22„,. DO. 


DO. 


112 


28 D». 


D°. 


97 


3^". May 


DO. 


116 


2^. June 


D°. 


98 


11 DO. 


DO. 


128 


26 D°. 


D". 


104 


18*". DO. 


DO. 


132 


6*1'. July 


D°. 


111 


30*1'. DO. 


DO. 


135 


17 D». 


D°. 


118 


„ 11 June 


DO. 








126 


26*h. DO. 


DO. 


141 


4*i». August 


D°. 


134 


18*". July 


DO. 


147 


31«*. July 


D°. 


140 


3P*. DO. 


DO. 


160 


ll*!". September 
1765. 


145 


15*". August 


D°. 


164 


27 D« 




149 


2P*. DO. 


DO. 


170 


29 ly 




155 


4*". September Do. 


175 


7*1'. October 1765. 


157 


8 DO. 


D". 


178 


11 D°. 


D°. 


167 


28*". September D°. 


179 


12*1' DO 


D°. 


182 


- 25*". October 


DO. 


192 


8*" November 


187 


30*". DO. 


DO. 




1765. 




188 


6*". November DO. 


197 


23 DO. 


i90 


10*". DO. 


D°. 


201 


28 D 




191 


11*\ DO. 


DO. 


203 


1^*. December 


199 


15*". DO. 


DO. 




1765. 




N°. 


Negapatam. 






Manilha. 




28*1' 


1«*. February 


1765. 


N°. 






69 


23 March 


D°. 


11 


8*". October 1764 


93 


6*". May 


DO. 


12 


8*1'. D' 




101 


18 DO. 


D». 





NeG A P AT AM — COnt . 




N°. 






129 


26'''. June 


1765 


196 


Nov'. 


I>°. 



Papers Aftee Letters. 
N°. 
5 List of Arrival & Departure of Ship^ 

from St. Helena since IS*'^. April 

1763. 
14 1)0. at Canton. 

24 Letter fromM''. Mason Janes'. 1765. 
45 Indent for Stores at Vizagapatam. 
45 Statement of the Investment 1764. 
50 List of Ships at Canton 1764. 
50 Price Ciiirrent Canton 1764. 
50 Estimate of Stock at Canton 1764. 
60 Invoice & Canton Prices of Goods 

sent from Madras to China. 
50 Weight of Cotton consigned from 

Madras to Canton. 
52 Account Current with the Sooloos. 
64 Reasons'why the Cuddalore Investment 

vi^as not fully comphed with. 
64 Copy of tilt' Cuddalore Contracts for 

1765. 
66 Memorial of the Upparah Merchants. 

74 Masulipatam Indent for Stationery. 

75 Reasons why the Masulipatam Invest- 

ment was not complied with. 

86 Masulipatam Salt Renters Ace*. Cur- 
rent with the Company. 

88 List of the Produces of several Places 
in the Bay of Siam. 

90 Indent of Civil Stores for the use of 
Cuddalore, 

90 D°. Military D°. 

94 Extract from a letter from the Supra 

Cargoes at Canton to Bombay dated 
Nov, S'h. 1764. 

95 Calculate of Ship York's stock to 

Canton. 
95 D°. of ship Talbots. D°. 

102 Valuation of the Rents of Chennama- 
naickpollam and Nediaputt from 
1764 to 1765. 

102 Aeco'. net Proceeds of the above Rents. 

103 Letter from Mr. Lowe to Vizagapatam. 

108 Indent of Wares wanted at F'. Marbro. 

109 Letter from Vizagapatam to Ingeram. 
122 Weight of Cotton consigned from 

Madras to Canton 1764. 
122 Deficiencies ^ Pitt Northumberland, 

Lord Holland & Worchester Canton 

1764. 
122 Acco*. Profit & Loss sent to Canton on 

the above Ships, 
122 Acco*. Sale of Sundry Sooloo Goods 
^ London. 



Papers After Letters — cont. 
N". 
122 Acco*. of Bills drawn by the Supra 

Cargoes at Canton 1764 and 1765. 
130 Letter from M»'. Dalrymple to Capt. 

Alves dated Sooloo 2<^. Ocf. 1764. 
130 Letter from M"". Dalrymple to Cap*. 

Alves Dated Canton 1^'. Janu- 
ary 1765. 
130 Cap*. Alves's request to the Sultan 

of Sooloo to get the Squirrel 

Schooner and Crew restored to the 

Company. 
130 Acco*. of sundries left at Sooloo by 

M'. DcJrympIe to be disposed of 

by Dato Sarapodin. 
146 Extract from the Gompy^ General 

Letter ti Bengal dated 1^*. June 

1764. 
146 Disposition of shipping on hand 

1765. 
148 Indent of B. Cloth wanted at 

Cuddalore 1765. 
150 Indent for B. Cloth Vizagapatam 

Aug'. 1765. 
150 D'. Stores D°. 

152 Translate of Gov', of Pondicherry's 

Letter to the King of Travancore, 
155 Indent of Stores wanted at Masuli- 
patam. 
157 Estimate of the expence that will 

attend Building a Factory house 

at Bandarmalanka. 
166 Petit on of the Renter of S\ Davids 

and Trevenduporam. 
177 Narrative of M*. John Lowe. 

182 Acco'. Particulars of Stores &e». 

deficient ^ Boat lost in the River 
Kistnah. 

183 Aceo*. net proceeds of Nediaput and 

Chin namanic kpoUam. 
183 Abstract of Do. 
183 Account J^mabundy of D"^. 
194 Translate of a Letter fro.n the 

Dutch Resident at Cuddalore to 

the Chief th^'re. 

198 Extract of John Lowes letter to 

John Smith Esq"', dated the 20*'' 
October. 

199 M^ Dolbens letter to Cap*. Hart 

dated Ingeram P*. Nov^ 1765. 

Particular Persons. 
]N°. 

10 M'. Dalrymple's Canton No^ 1764. 

22 M'. Dean Master attendant, dated 

from In^ellee Janry. lO*". 176.5. 

52 M"". Dalrymple at Canton 22"*. 

Dm'. 

53 M'. Dalrymple at Canton 22^. D". 

1764. 



PjiKTicuLAR Persons — comt. 
N°. 

58 Cap', Jackson Malacca 27*'". Mav 

1764. 

59 W"". Cleghom D°. P'. June 1764. 
70 Mess". Mnckenzie and Devisme 

Manilha October 10"\ 1764. 

77 Chris t"^. Brower. Tranquebar 8'". | 

Api. 1765. 

78 Chris''. Brower, Tranquebar 9*''. j 

Api. 1765. : 

82 Letter from Wachevov Ragarrauze j 

to M^ Dolben 11'^.' April 1765. j 

88 Cap*. Joseph Jackson, Canton ( 

Nov^ 7*1'. 1764. j 

106 M'. Burnet, Batavia March 16"'. 

117 Christ ■■. Brower, Tranquebar June j 

6«'. I 

124 W. Burnet at Batavia May 31^*. ! 

1765. I 

125 M''. Burnet at Batavia May 23^<i. | 

1765. 
130 Walter Alves Ship London July l^'. 

1765. 
M^ Dalrymple, Canton Jatf^. le*''. 
1765. 
1S7 M'^. Drake from th>j Straits between 

Borneo and Pulo Laut. 
177 John L-^i've Ganjam September 

20"'. 
181 Capt. Payne of the Poasborne ojBE 

Pondicherry Octo^ i6«'. 1765. 
185 Capt. Allen of the Chve Pond^. R-^. 

2^. November 1765. 
198 M^ John Lowe Ganjam Nov^ IV-^. 

1765. 
208 M"^. Pybus Camp near Pedapore 

20*h. Dec. 1765. 



Pttlltcat. 
N°- 
57 .. Dated 21". March 1765. 

St. Helena. 



N°. 



8th Aprl. 1764. 



N°. 
193 



N°. 



96 
162 



N°. 
71 
105 



17 
24 
25 
36 
44 
45 

6! I 

66 

73 

79 

85 

87 

103 

115 

117 

138 

144 

150 

165 

169 

176 

166 

189 

200 



Sadbas. 

14 Nov. 1765. 
Tellicherey. 

P*. May 1765. 

2 D". D°. 

3<». September 

1765. 
3". Dec'. 1765. 

Tranquebar. 

2". April 1765. 
20*''. May 1765. 

VlZAGAPATAM. 

3P*. Dee'. 1764. 
5*h. Jany. 1765. 
15*". D°. D". 
26*h. Janry. 1765* 

16 Febry. 1766. 

2''. March 1765. 
7 D". D^ 
19 D°. D°. 
24 D". D°. 
2''. April 1765. 
15*". D". D'\ 
18*". D°. D°. 
12*". May 1765. 
30*". D". D°. 

23 June 1765. 
19 July 1765. 
7*''. Aug*. 1765. 

17 D". D". 
22". Sept'. 1765. 
25*". D°. D". 
3''. Oet^ 1765. 

24 D«. D°. 
30*". D". D°. 

25 Nov, 1765. 



EE00ED8 OF FOET ST. GEORGE 



LETTEES TO FOET ST. OEOEGE 
1765 

Volume XLV-A, 

[From December 25, 1764 to May 1, 1765.] 



N°. 1. 

To [the Honble RobJert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honord with your Commands of the iT^ii. instant and having 
advised you under Date the Id^^. of my Proceedings at Bandarmalanka relat- 
ing to the Investment I purpose making Use of the permission you have been 
pleased to give me of coming up to Madras for a few Days & shall set out this 
Evening having deliverd over the Charge of the Settlement to M^. Dawson with 
Directions to give you the most early advice of any material occurrences which' 
may happen. I am very respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

25 Dec». 1764. Your very Obedient and most Humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 2. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

The companys Ship Revenge Captain Watson calling here in her passage 
to Batavia to Fort S*. George gives us the opportunity of enclosing a Duplicate 
of our Letter of the lOti^. Ultimo by the Bute Captain Maitland. 

We doubt not but that M"". Jourdan has by this ship advised of the situa- 
tion of the Troops from Manilla now at Batavia. We have therefore only to 
add that we have at his Request appointed the Admiral Watson Captain Blewit 
& the Neptune Captain Emptage, to transport them to Fort S*. George, these 
two ships will sail in a few Days, but as the season is too late for their proceed- 
ing to Fort S*. George the usual Tract We imagine they will go by the Streights 
of Malacca and I hope they will be with you in December. 

The Admiral Watson having been consign 'd to us by the Hofible Court on 
a particular service it is with some Regret we employ her on this Occasion and 
nothing but the apparent Necessity of the case and our having no other proper 
Vessel could have induc'd us. We shall hope that she will be return'd to us 
immediately with our annual Indent [ • • ■ ] Gentlemen to endeavour at 
sending our supplies from [ • • 1 ready for the Watson which ship will 

be able to carry the [ ... ] want Rice or Salt having more of each in our 



Records of Fort St. George 



Godowns than wi[ . . . ] Consumption of the next year, the ship Nep- 
tune belongs to pro[ . . . ] at Bombay, and was taken up by the Presi- 
dent &c^. Council here to per [form] a trading Voyage to the Coast of Africa 
ior the purchase of slaves for the use of the Coast but not being able to get 
ready befo|^ the Monsoon Chang'd last year; she was dispatch'd here with such 
as could be purchased at Bombay; by the accounts given us of her We are 
induc'd to apprehend that she is not very fit for such a Voyage, We had resolv'd 
to return her to Bombay that she might be repaired, the present Necessity how- 
ever obliges us to employ her on this service tho it is a Deviation f [rom] her 
Charter party. 

The Duke of Richmond Captain Godfrey sailed for China the 7*i». instant 
having on board from hence two hundred Tons of Pepper and (5000) five thou- 
sand pounds in Treasure. 

We have the pleasure to acquaint you that [the] Princess Augusta arrived 
this Day from S*. Helena altho We may [give] her a quick Dispatch yet we 
think there is but a small probability that she will save her passage to Canton 
by the direct Tract. 

The Syren Snow which we acquainted you in our last we purposed to dis- 
patch for your Presidency and Bengal is but lately return 'd from Manna as the 
season is now so far advancd she will be orderd direct for Bengal. 

Under Cover you will receive a packet from the Governor &ca. Council of 
S*. Helena brought here by the Princess Augusta. 

We take the Opportunity of sending on the Eevenge two Subidars two 
Jemidars and sixteen seapoys of those brought here by M'. Ardley. 

The inclosed List will acquaint you of their Names and the Time they are 
paid to and We must refer Captain Watson to your Honor &ca. Council for 
the payment of their passage. 

Since writing the above upon a Consideration [of the] Tonnage that 
will be necessary to transport five hundred and twenty Men which is the Num- 
ber Captain Watson acquaints us will be left there after the Bute has taken all 
she can. We find that the Admiral Watson and the Neptune will not be suflB- 
cient. We have therefore determined to send the Princess Augusta Captain 
Baddington [sic'] with them, that the Gentlemen at Batavia may make use of 
her if absolutely necessary if she is not wanted Captain Baddison will be 
directed to pursue his Voyage to China by the Pitts Tract. 

We are 
Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

23 AuQT. 1764. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 

Henry Idell. 

Robert Nairne. 

John Herbert. 



No. 3. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

It gave us much Concern to find that by a Mistake in our Secretarys Office, 
our Advices intended to go by by [sic] the Revenge were forgot to be deliverd 
to Captain Watson, this Neglect is of the less Consequence as M^. Carter in- 
forms us that in his private Letter to M^. Palk he acquainted him with most 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



of the particulars under cover you will be pleas 'd to receive a Duplicate the 
original going in the Syren Via Bengal. 

Agreable to what we had then determined we now dispatch the Admiral 
Watson to Batavia that the Gentlem^. there may know our Intentions, and be 
prepar'd to embark when the Princess Augusta and Neptune arrives which 
ships we hope will sail this Week. 

The protested Bill drawn in Favor of M"". Marriott on Messrs. Barns and 
Campen by Hesse's. Boonen and Oytelugh M^. Herbert could not procure repay- 
ment at Batavia the Drawers however gave the strongest Assurances that orders 
were sent to the Coast to discharge the [ ■ ■ • ] have recoverd the 
amount. 

Upon Revisal of our [Request] we find suflBcient for our consumption 
another year [be] fore we request that the additional Indent transmitted 
[on the] Greyhound may not be sent but our yearly one only attended to a[nd] 
in this the Long Cloth Ordinary White may be also left out. 

Our Honble Masters having sent out Block Tin which we have no occasion 
for nor know how to dispose of We have forwarded to you sixty four Blocks 
they had laden on board the Admiral Watson Invoice and Bill of Lading of 
which go in the Packet, that You may dispose thereof as you may Judge most 
proper for their Interest. 

The Admiral Wa^tson having been supplied by us with all stores necessary 
for his Use and all his Expences being defrayed here the Money she brought 
out for her Stock still remains on board which we mention in case she should 
not return to us, that Captain Blewit may account with you for the same. We- 
are 

Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

4 Septk. 1764. Your most Obedient Humble Servants 



Roger Carter. 
Henry Idell. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 



No. 4. 
To the Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort 8"^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Agreable to what we wrote You under the 4*^. Inst*, by the Admiral Wat- 
son Captain John Blewit We now dispatch the Princess Augusta Captain 
Thomas Baddington Neptune Captain George Emptage for Batavia for the- 
f pur p ] OSes then mentioned to you . 

We have only further to advise a Bill for Pagodas (937-18) nine hundred 
and thirty seven Pagodas eighteen Fanams or Dollars (1500) fifteen hundred 
paid in by the Honble Roger Carter Esq"^. on your Honors &c^. Council payable 
bo Charles Bourchier Esq', or order to which please to shew accustomed ^^onor 
dated y^. 8*^. Inst*. 

We remain 

Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

10™. September 1764. Your most humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 

Robert Nairne. 

John Herbert. 

1765— lA 



Records of Fort St. George 



N°. 5. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Our last Letter to you went by our Hjonorable Masters Ship Egmont under 
Date of the 15^^. of April 1763, since when we have received your Letters by 
the Clinton and Plassey. 

We desire you will send for the Use of this Island ten pieces of long Cloth 
at twelve pagodas p^. piece, twenty pieces at ten pagodas p^. piece, thirty 
pieces at Eight Pagodas p^. piece, Forty pieces at five pagodas p^. piece. Forty 
pieces at four pagodas '^ piece, sixty pieces at three Pagodas p^. piece, and the 
Rest of the one P^". Cent in Arrack Rice and Paddy. 

This Letter goes upon the [Duke of] Richmond by Way of Bencoolen. 
Enclosed we have sent [ . . . ] of ships arrival and departure to and 
irom St. Helena [..".] the 15*^. April 1763. We are 



S*. Helena 




HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 


8'=. April 1764. 




Your most humble servants 






Cha« 


Hutchinson. 






John Skottowe. 






A. Purling. 






Thqs 


Kirkpatrick. 


List of Ships Aekival and Depabtube 


to and pbom Si. Helena since the 15 




Apeh, 1763. Vizt. 




Ships names. 


Commanders. 


Arrival. 


Departure. 


Virgin Lady a Portu 


- Rogue Jocin de Soize. 


pt. May 1763 


8*. May 1763 


guese Ship. 








Cnittenden 


John Rowland 


17 D°. d". 


5*. June d°. 


Hardwicke 
Drake 


Brooke Sampson . . 1 
John Smith. . . i 


15 June d°. 


24*. d°. do. 


Albion 


William Lackins 


7 July d°. 


16*. July d°. 


Essex 


George Jackson 


23<i. d°. d". 


5*. August d°. 


Prince of Wales . . 


Jonathon Court 


15"". August d". . . 


} 5*. Sept'. d°. 


Clive 


John Allen. 


l8t^ d°. d°. 


€linton 


Nathan>. Smith 


20*. Sept^ 6P. 


8"'. October d<>. 


-Grosvenor .. 


David Saunders 


26''- Nov^ d°. 


6*. Decemb^ d°. 


Plassey . . — 


James Ward 


26'". February 1764. 


5*. March 1764. 


Earl of Ashbum- 


Tho ; Pearce 


26">. of Febry, 1764. 


5 March 1764. 


ham. 








Queen of Dennaark 


Un. Holm 


25*. March D°. 


28 d". d°. 


Dane Ship. 








Duke of Richmond 


Benj°. Godfrey 


27*. D". D°. 




Osterly 


Fred". Vincent. 


4 April d°. 





Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



N°. 6. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK Esqk. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have been favord with your Address of the 26*1^. Ultimo, we always 
have followed and shall continue the Practice you recommend to us relating to 
Delinquents not charg'd with capital Offences, But the Eev^. M^. Huttemana 
having since applied to us to send four more persons to Madras whom he 
intends prosecuting as accomplices in the Robbery committed in his House, We 
have accordingly sent them you under Charge of two Seapoys in order for their 
being deliverd up to Justice we have likewise directed the principal Evidences 
against the Persons accused of Coining &c^. to repair to Madras in case your 
Honor &c^. should have occasion for them. 

John Forrester the person your Honor &c^. desire us to inform you of, is 
an English European wtio was stopt by your peons in passing the Bounds & was 
subsisted untill we could make Enquiry about him, when it appearing he came 
from Sadras and being willing afterwards to enlist in the Service & an able 
bodied Man we have since entertaind him in the Military. 

Agreable to your [ • • ■ ] Tappies to Negapatam have been disconti- 
nued [ . . . ] of this Month. 

We have the Honor to be 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

3». January 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Galland. 



List of Cloth on Hand. 

Bales 75^ at Washers. 
154 Beaters. 

137 Dyers. 

25 Embaled. 

Bales 391i 



No. 7. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

of Fort S^. George. 
Ho~nble Sir & Sirs 

I have the Honor to acquaint you that the Term for which the Arrack Farm 
is lett at this place expires the 12*^. February next and am now to request your 
Orders for reletting it. 

I shall not fail to give your Honor &c^. the most early intelligence of any 
material occurrences which may happen here being with the greatest Respect 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

30™. December 1764, Your most Obedient & very humble servant 

George Dawson. 



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No. 8. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQR. 

President & Governor &c^\ Council 

OF Port S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sib & Sirs 

We have now the Honor to consign you by the Ship Illocos a few pieces of 
Beteelas of different Sorts which are expressed, in the Invoice enclosed, if these 
Musters should not meet with your approbation we beg you'll favor us with- 
others as also with your Orders regarding the Quantity of each assortment. 

We must now beg leave to intimate to you some Circumstances regarding 
private Trade belonging to the Owners and officers of the ship Illocos which 
consists chiefly of the following Articles Viz*. Brimstone, Arrack & Cashia. 
These Goods are now a part of that ships Cargo. 

M'". Mc. Kaine having applied for Leave to return to Madrass by this Con- 
veyance We have complied therewith, here being a sufficient Number of officers 
to supply his Place. 

We now must request a further supply of Cash, for since the receipt of the 
10,000 Pagodas from Masulipatam, We have disbursed to the Military and to 
the officers on Account of their Sea Batta &c^. as also for advances to the Mer- 
chants and washers about Madras Pagodas 9,500. so that the Ballance of 

Cash is now reduc'd very low and we have not advanced the Merchants so much 
as they desired, therefore they will very soon want more Money or our Invest- 
nent will be at a Stand. 

The Lascars have come to a Resolution of returning to Madras overland 
and We have this day advanced them Pagodas 58 and by the inclosed Roll you 
will see the whole of what we have supplied them being Current Pagodas 178. 

We now transmit you the Officers Notes for their Sea Batta as also Captain 
Nodes Receipt for what Money we have advanced him since our last Advices- 
which are Pagodas Curr*. 387-27-59. We are with Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

31 DecembR. 1764. Your most obedient Humble Serv*".- 

JoHN Smith. 
Charles Smith. 
W^f. Barker. 



No. 9. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

of Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir and Sirs 

Agreably to the advice given you in our Letter of the 17*i». Instant of which, 
we herewith transmit you a Duplicate, We now dispatch to you the Ship- 
Luconia and enclosed you will also receive the Invoice and Bill of Lading of the 
Rice and Casks ship'd on board her the former amounting to current Rupees 
4,774-11-9. 

When we address'd you our said Letter We had not settled Terms with the 
Owners of this Vessel! for the intended service, but the same having been agreed' 
on, and executed before the Departure of the Conveyance by which our Letter 



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was transmitted, we directed our Secretary to forward to yours a Copy for your 
timely Information and with this you will receive a Duplicate thereof. Wc are 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

24t=. Deck. 1764. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. Spencer. 



C. S. Playdell. 
Ralph Leycester. 
John Burdett. 



No. 10. 
To THE Honble Robert P.alk Esq^. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I shall not say any Thing of what proceeded the Departure of the Ships 
from Soolo the 1^*. June on their way from Manilha to Madras. 

Agreable to what I wrote you I dispatch' d the London to Balambangan 
about the middle of June and followed in the Galley about the 4 July with Inten- 
tion of conducting the imputed Ship from the Coast to SooLo I continued at 
Balambangan till the beginning of September where despairing of any ship, I 
return 'd to Soolo to load the London for China and arrived there in a few Days. 

The 15*^. the Admiral Pocock returned very sickly having got down as far 
as p°. Laut the Expence to the Compy. from the high Demorage of this ship and 
the great Risk they will have on her Bottom should she be detained abroad after 
11 Feby. when her Charter party Expires, determin'd me to dispatch her to 
China as the onlj^ probability of saving this charge & desired the Supracargoes 
to send a Ship in her stead to take aboard the Troops which I was apprehensive 
would involve the Companys Affair if carried to China But least the Supra 
Cargoes should not think themselves authorized to send another Ship in her 
stead or in Case of losing her passage I have ordered the Admiral Pocock 
Back to Sooloo, and when she has re-embarked, the Troops to proceed to Ben- 
gal, as the only remain'g Chance of getting home this Season She sailed from 
Sooloo 29*11. Septr. but is not yet arrived & I am afraid she has lost her passage 
as she was but indifferently man'd, and in want of all stores. M^* Drake con- 
tiuued on board her with Messrs. Fife & Nodes. 

The Detachment from the Admiral Pocock are placed on an Island adjoin- 
ing to the Town to prevent Jealousys on the part of the Natives & accidents to 
them Captain Display's, has beeen advanced one Chest of Treasure conte. 
8000 Rs. landed from the Admiral Pocock for their pay & 500 R*. for contingent 
Charges the ace*, of which he will deliver to you. I have referred to your 
Determination whether you will make them any & what addition to their pay. 

Those who were on the London continue here except ten Coffreys kept 
aboard, upon an Examination it seemed to me necessary for this support to 
make an allowance to them at the same time not to put the Company to any 
Expence more than absolutely necessary. I have only continued the few 
Europeans their victualling and allowed the others one Fa.nam a Day without 
Distinction of Rank, Ensign Meredith has been advanced for their pay Con- 
tingencies Rup». 5,500 for which he is to be accountable to you. 

Had a ship arrived early I should have been enabled to have collected a large 
proportion of the Companys Debt there is only to the amount of 2.294 Dols, on 
the London being all that ship could carry the Admiral Pocock has to the amount 
of 2000 the Time of her Continuance not permitting to lade any more aboard. 



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Besides the Goods above mention 'd there are some pearls on the London 
which I hope will amount to several Thousand Dollars part on account of the 
Cuddalores Voyage but I cannot at present give any particular Account of 
them. 

There vrere goods left behind at Soolo to the amount of above 10,000 Dollars 
chiehy m Sago & Teepy and a Junck saild fully laden this Season for China 
with Goods chiefly belonging to the Company which some of them sold cland- 
estinely sold [_sic\ to the Chinese as from the want of a Ship these Goods were 
of Necessity left m their Hands. 

I endeavord to get a List of all the people who were concerned in the 
Commerce at Sooloo, the amount they had received, and what they have dis- 
charged that it may appear what is still due from each but could not before my 
Departure from the Absence of some Persons concerned. The lower People I am 
informed have cleard their Accounts but of the Higher I only know for certain 
Dato Sarapodin and his Brother Dato Jaffir. If I may be allowed to give my 
Sentiments it is necessary to send some Goods this Season on the Companys 
Account to be delivered only to those who have cleard Accounts. This will 
engage the others by the View of Interest and Emulation to pay what they owe, 
but should they see no Distinction made between themselves who are deficient 
a.nd those who have paid their Debt it cannot be expected they will be very strict 
to their Engagements nor the others assiduous in stimulating them. 

I must also recommend that the Sultan be entrusted with some Goods for 
his Assistance is very requisite towards irrecovering the Companys Debt and 
he seems at present very well inclin'd to assist us the Circumstances in which 
he return' d to Soolo do not permit him to have that Influence which he had 
before he left his Country as his Revenues are chiefly what they call Sarah 
which is the [Exchange] of Goods at a price above this Value which is to be 
paid in the produce of the different Places so that without Goods he is without 
Revenues. 

For two or three Years past the Bugguese have imported into the Tirson 
Districts and carried from thence directly all the Birds Nests, this has been a 
growing Evil and came to such a Head last year that scarce a pecul of Birds 
Nest was brought to Soolo, the Sultan to remedy this has appointed Governors 
in the Districts. I forbid the Bugguese entrance directing all who desire to trade 
in his Dominions shall come to the Capital, the Bugguese inform me they gener- 
ally carry about 70*^. pecul in a Year from thence which next year will probably 
be drawn to Sooloo, if they have any goods to purchase it the Sultans Revenue 
is chiefly in this Article from Tiroon. 

As I am determined to return to England this Seas°. it is not necessary to 
enter into a long Discussion of my Motives but I am sorry to observe what you 
mention in your Letter of the 4*. Aug*. They who imagine the Fatigues I have 
undergone since the Beginning of 1759 arise from a roving Disposition are much 
mistaken, I went to sea then on a Plan I had well weighed for some years before 
for extending and renewing our Connection in the Eastern World, accidents and 
difficulties have interwined but I have never lost sight of my original Object and 
as I am conscious to have acted with personal Disinteredness, if the Company do 
not Judge so from my past conduct. I shall despair of ever convincing them 
and must in that Case have the Misfortune to leave a Service in which I cannot 
obtain the Confidence and good Opinion of my Employers in worse Circumstances 
in point of Fortune than 12 Years ago when I enter'd it, did I imagine that my 
Continuance abroad would be for the publick Interest than returning Home, 
I might again be induced to sacrifice my Inclinations and Views for that 
Interest. But as I think the Sum of the Soola Concern dust on the Ballance 
compared with the future prospects and as I can satisfy my own Heart that I 
have not been wanting in a due Attention to my Trust since I cannot think the 
publick Interest can be so much benefitted by continuing as returning, that alone 



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would determine me to make the Observations of my long Peregrination usefull, 
requires the Leisure of a Europe passage as at present an Accident to me would 
render the Experience of these Voyages I have made useless to any other. 

I shall write you more fully in regard to the Measures, which appear to me 
eligible for maintaining and intending the Companys Influence in the Sooloo 
Dominions, in the meanwhile I have the Honor to be 

Canton Honble Sir & Sirs 

24th. Novb. 1764. Your most Obedient Humble Servant 

A. Dalrimple. 



No. 11= 



To THE Honble Egbert Palk Esq^^. 
President & Governor 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Sir 

The Deputy Governor and Council on their Departure, having appointed 
me Resid*. for the Honble Companys affairs at this place agreeable to their 
Instructions I have laboured ever since to conciliate the Minds of the Spaniards 
and to endeavor to bring them back to the former amity, which subsisted between 
them and the Gentlemen of Fort S*. George before the War. Tho I am sorry 
to say, yet with Eeason they were greatly irritated against the English; but I 
can now with pleasure inform you that it seems at present to be almost forgot. 
Since the Departure of our Garrison hitherto I have experienced the greatest 
attention from the Government, and Friendship from the Inhabitants, which 
was more than I indeed expected from the situation of affairs at the going away 
of our Forces; but as the principal object was the reestablishing the Commerce 
between the Coast and Manilha in the former Manner, they have at last con- 
sented to it, tho their Intention was entirely fixed on inviting the Dutch to 
replace the English in that Branch of Trade, their Resentment being fresh for 
the Losses they had so lately suffered by our Means; however they are determined 
not tcreceive in any Manner Ships from Fort S*. George until the Letters may 
arrive there which they propose writing by me. 

The Ship Pitt arrived here the 20*^. July last, and agreeable to the direc- 
tions to the late Governor and Council I forwarded her to Canton. 

The Worcester and Lord Hollond also imported here the 25^^. Ultimo, it 
was with the greatest difficulty that Liberty could be obtaind to disembark the 
Goods belonging to M^. Cavalhe &c^. Passengers and after much trouble they 
were at last prevailed on to permit them to be landed under the Name of the 
Armenians. I have used all the Endeavors possible to raise Money for the 
Gentlemen at Canton and We have at present received about twenty thousand 
Dollars and twenty thousand Rupees for which Mess's. M^. Kensie and Devisme 
draw on the Governor and Council of Fort S*. George there being little Hopes 
of procuring more I shall this day deliver Captain Halls & Nairne their sailing 
Orders and packets for China. 

T have repaired and made into a Brig the Honble Companys Sloop Passig 
in which I propose going to the Coast so soon as the Season may answer, as there 
was nothing remaining but her Hull the fitting her out was attended with the 
greatest Difficulty, this place being at present destitute of every kind of Marine 
Stores and had it not been for the assistance I received from the Ships it would 
have been impossible to have put her in a Manner suitable to attempt the Voyage, 



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As I am in hopes I shall have the Honor of seeing you before this can reach 
Fort S*. George it prevents me from giving you the trouble of a more particular 
Eelation. I am 

Sir 
Manilha With much Respect 

8 OcToa. 1764. Your most obed*. & most humble Serv*. 

QUINTIN CrAUFURD. 



No. 12. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQB. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Being in want of Cash for the use of The Honble Company I have been 
under the necessity of drawing on your Honor &c^. for three thousand Pagodas 
payable at thirty Days Sight to Shameer Sultan for four thousand five Hundred 
Spanish Dollars received here from Johannes Mazareth on account the Honble 
Company. I am with much Respect 

Manilha Honble Sir & Sirs 

8 OcTOBR. 1764. Your most obedient & most Humble Servant 

QuiNTIN CrAUFURD. 



No. 13. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^, George. 
Gentlemen 

We have received your several Letters and Packets by the Bon Voyage 
S*. Francis Xavier, Pitt, Northumberland, Lord Holland, and Worcester, and 
now address ourselves to you by the Muxadavad bound to Bengal, as you will 
probably receive this Letter sooner, by that Conveyance, than by the first Macao 
Ship which does not sail for Madras till the latter End of this month. 

Had it not been for the large and indeed unexpected supplies received from 
vou we shod, not have been able to give more than six Ships their full Ladings, 
although we have borrowed here near 100000 Ta^. @ 10. 12. & 13 '^^. Cent 
pr. Annum and hope by Bills on London & Madras to receive between 60 & 
70000 Tales more. We have not received a single Chest of Money from England 
and the Court of Directors informed us even after they received our Advices by 
the Grosvenor. which fully acquainted them with our situation and your Letters 
by the Lapwing that they could not send us any Treasure. On the Cargoes of 
the Northumberland, Lord Holland, & Worcester, though bought dear we shall 
have a Gain we have already sold the following Articles by the first of these 
ships viz*. 

Cost at Madras recks, p^. 8». each sold for at Canton. 



Sandal Wood 


.. T» 


12 440 .. 


.. T». 19 


400 pf. pecul. 


Wax 




17 400 .. 


18 


000 d°. 


Pepper i. ... 




10 800 .. 


12 


000 d". 


Cotton ••,,,, •• 


, - . • , 


9 300 .. 


9 


600 d°. 


Putchuck.... ., .,. 




57 600 .. 


70 


000 to abate 15 & C as 
pr. Custom here which 
reduces it to 59 5. 



We imagine when the Remainder of her Cargo and the Goods p^. Lord Holland 
& Worcester are disposed of, we shall find them answer much better than silver 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 11 

would have done could it have been procured in Lieu of them, we have now 
about enough to load the nine Ships already arrived and shall likewise be able 
to dispatch the Duke if Richmond should she gain her passage to Bencooien, 
as she will probably have Goods nearly su£6icient on board to purchase her home- 
ward bound Cargo, this is the most we can do and then the Residence will be 
left with an empty Treasury and no Goods on hand for all our Woolens of last 
year are sold and likewise those by the Norfolk. We shall by every Opportunity 
acquaint you with the situation of our Affairs here that you may the better be 
able to Judge how far your Assistance may be necessary. The Calculation of 
China Stock sent to you from England this year is very erroneous, and of course 
not to be depended on, we have received the 5000 Pagodas lent by your presi- 
dency to Shamier Sultan at Respondentia with the Interest on it and shall 
shortly be paid the Bond for 4200 P. lent to Mf. Anthony Sadlier . 

Messrs. Mackenzie and Devisme while at Manilha were so fortunate as to 
procure for us 19,650 Dollars & 20,000 Arcot Rupees for which they gave Bills 
on your Presidency exchange 15 Dollys, for 10 pags. and Rupee for Rupee as they 
have acquainted you in a Letter they wrote from thence Duplicate of which 
comes inclosed. We have also drawn on you for Pag^. 6428-20-46 Exchange 
14 Dolls, for 10 Pags. We hope these Bills with what more we may draw on 
you Gentlemen from hence will not be inconvenient, our Necessities obliging 
us to make full use of the power you have given us of drawing for any sums we 
may have occasion for. 

As soon as we can get a purchaser for our Gold we shall let you know to 
what advantage we have disposed of it. 

The Method you have followed in regard to Essaying the Rupees sent here 
is very usefull to us and we shall be obliged to you to continue the same every 
year 

Mr. Crawford your agent at Manilha has drawn a Bill on us from thence 
for 2000 Dollars payable to Artoon Jacob an Arminian here which we have 
paid. 

We acquainted you in our Letter by the Sabut Jung that Six Guns were 
brought here on the Hawke from Manilha. We beg the Favor of you to let us 
know how they are to be disposed of, we could this year have sent them to 
England in one of our Ships that wanted Kintlage but did not know whether it 
would have been agreable to you. 

We have sent a price Current Canton, List of ships at this port, a Letter 
of Advice from hence and a Duplicate of Mess's. Mackensie & Devisme's Letter 
from Manilha and are 

Canton Gentlemen 

8™. Nov». 1764. Your most obedient Humble servants- 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 

Samuel Blount. 

Nathi-. Garland. 

Wm. Mackenzie. 

Alex : Hume. 

Stepn. Devisme. 

Ths. Smith. 

Man''. Horner. 

Wm. Rous. 

Wm. Harrison. 

P.S. — The London Cap^. Alves arrived here yesterday from Sooloo which 
place he left Octr. the 2^. M'. Dalrymple has deliverd us the Invoice of the 

Dollr. 

Sbolbo Goods belonging to the Compaiiy whK airiouiit to 24941 being all that 

1765— 2a 



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she could take in. This ship has on board likewise 8 Chests containing 64000 
Rupees wh^^. were taken out of the Admiral Pocock. Captain Riddel sail'd 
from Sooloo bound for Canton, three Days before the London left it. M^. 
Dalrymple writes to you Gentlemen by this Conveyance to whom we refer you 
for particulars. 



24™. NOTR. 


1764. 










List of Ships at Canton 


, 1764 




Of what Nation. Ships Names. 


Commanders. 


When arrivd 


When aaild 








at Whampo. 


from Whampo. 


EngUsh 


. . Glatton 


Dove ton 


Januy. 30th. . 


. March 31". 


D". 


. . Muxadavad i^. 
Bengi. 


Boyer 


March Pt. 


. Nov^ 10th. 


D°. 


„ Valentine 


Fernell 


T>°. 27">. 


. July 4th. 


D°. 


.. Pocock 


Hooke 


April 14th. 




French 


. . Mary f™. Mauri- 
tius 


Bon Amour . . 


June 25*h. 




English 


. . Admi. Pocock 
f". Bombay 


Cleugh 


June 26*h. 




D". 


. . Latham 


Moffat 


July;i3th. 




D°. 


. . British King . . 


Pigou 


d°. 14*1^. 




Dutch 


. . Shans Welvaren. 


Freiyt 


d°. 26th. 




D". 


. . Aschat 


Huyper 


d°. 30*" 




D°. 


. . Reyteveld 


Vand^ Bergh . . 


Aug*. Pt. 




English 


.. Ld.Chve 


Webber 


d°. l»t. 




Danish 


. . Pr''^. Frederick 


Elphinston 


d". 8'h. 




Erench 


.. Due de Penthi- 
core 


Du Votenet . . 


d". Sth. 




Danish 


. . Cronprince 


Swan . . 


6P. IQth. 




English 


. . Norfolk 


Sandys 


d". nth. 




Dutch 


. . Hysom 


Pieterze 


d°. 14th. 




French 


. . Berier 


S'. Romain 


dp. 14tii. 




D°. 


„ Elephant „ 


La Motte 


d". 14ti. 




Enghsh 


. . Nancy Snow f™. 
Bombay. 


Abelampe 


Sept. 4th. 




D°. 


... Pitt .-, ^ 


Jackson 


d". 12th. 




D°. 


.^ Northumberland 


Mitford 


Oct^ 2"''. 




Sweedish 


. . Stoekohn Slott. 


Olbers 


d". 5th. 




English 


.- LI. HoUand . . 


Nairn 


Novr. 2'i. 




D°. 


. . Worcester 


HaU 


d°. 31. 




D°. 


Lincoln .^ 


Hardwicke 


d°. 16th. 





No. 14. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK Esqk. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Gentlemen 

We are to acquaint you we have this day drawn on you agreable to the 
Permission you have given us for Pagodas (3200) three thousand two hundred 
payable at twenty one days sight to Mr. Gregory Michael being in full for 



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(4480) four thousand four Hundred, and Eighty Spanish Dol''. paid into the 
Companys Treasury by M''. Jacob Paton which We beg the Jb'avor of you to give 
due Honor to. We are 

Canton Gentlemen 

16 Nov''. 1764. Your most obedient Humble servants 

Thqs. Fitchugh. 

Samuel Blount. 

Nathi-. Garland. 

W'^. Mackenzie. 

Alex». Hume. 

Step^. Devisme. 

Ths. Smith. 

Man. Horner. 

Wm. Rous. 

Wm. Harrison. 



No. 15. 

To the Honble Egbert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Gentlemen 

We take the Liberty to inform you We have this day drawn on you at 21 
days sight for pags. 6400 payable to John Edmund Pascal Esq^. or order (and 
in Case of his Absence to M'. Johannes Sinon or order) being in full for 8400 
Dols. received into the Companys Treasury here of M.^. Piere Sornay @ 10 Pags. 
for 14 Dolly's, to which We request you will pay due Honor. 

We are 
Canton ' Gentlemen 

22 Nov». 1764. Your most obedient Humble Serves. 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 

Samuel Blount. 

NathI'. Garland. 

Wm. Mackenzie. 

Alex : Hume. 

Step'*'. Devisme. 

Thqs. Smith. 

Mann. Horner. 

W^. Rous. 

Wm. Harrison. 



No. 16. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 
President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Gentlemen 

We take the Liberty to inform you we have this day drawn on you at 21 
days sight for P». 5714-10-23 payable to M^. Shamier Sultan or order being in 



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full for 8000 Dolls, received into the Companys Treas.ury here of Mr. Arteeu- 
Jacob/®, 10 Pags. for 14 Dolls, to which We. request you will pay due Honor. 

Canton We ate 

22 Nov*. 1764. Gentlemen 

Your most Obed*. & most Humble. Serves. 

Thqs. Fitczhugh. 
Samuel Blount. 
Nathi-. Garland. 
W'^. Mackenzie. 
Alex: Hume. 
Stepn. De Visme. 
Tho^. Smith. 
Man: Horner. 
W". Rous. 
W**. Harrison. 



No. 17= 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq«. • 

President and Governor &C'^ Council 

OF Fort S^^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Honor &c^^. favor of the 22^. Ultimo and it gives 
us much Concern to observe what you have been pleased to write regarding the 
Uppa^rah Merchants and the Declination of our Investment in that Country 
upon which we must now beg leave to trouble you with a few Observations- 
thereon from which we flatter ourselves you will be induced to permit us to 
continue our Investment on its present Plan. 

Upparah by what we can learn has always been the natural Investment 
of this settlement from its first Establishment and our most substantial Mer- 
chants How reside there from whom we provide the whole of our long Cloths 
fine Midling and N^. 1 ordinary which is the principal part of our Investment, 
therefore we must now request your Honor &&. will permit us to employ the old 
Merchants as usual as we have now brought them with much pains and trouble 
to increase the Quantity which you will find by what is now expressed at the 
Foot hereof and we likewise have made some amendment in the Quality and 
have got the Merchants to bring it without any Expence to the Company and 
we are still in Hopes of enlarging the Investm*. in Time to its former state pro- 
vided you indulge us with the continuance of employing our old Merchants and 
we hope you will recoihmend to M^. Dolben not to let his new Establishment be 
of any Hindrance to our Investment as it would certainly be only taking from 
this to add to a new Investment, which will be a manifest prejudice to this 
Settlement and would not answer your Intentions of enlargement by taking from 
this place to have it sent to Ingeram. We are credibly informed that when the 
Honble Company had a Factory at that place it never interfered with the Invest- 
ment at TJpparah and by far the greatest quantity of the Cloth at this S-ettle- 
ment was always provided there. M"". Lewin Smith who made a considerable 
Investment here and M^". Stratton who was here some Time can inform you of 
the Truth of what we now alledge as will also M^. Heaths reply of the 31st. 
Deer. 1762 to the Letter you mention of the 24*^. November 1762, should your 
Honor &c^. still determine to take our TJpparah Merchants from us we hope 
you will be so good as to hold us blameless from any Deficiency in our future 
Investments which We think in such Case must be vastly reduced, as we have 



Letters to Fort St. George, -1765 15 



now the most hopeful Appearances at present for Improvement if the Country- 
remains quiet and the price of Cotton should not rise. We shall endeavor to 
send up our Bales in due Time. 

The supply of Cash your Honor &c^. intend us v^e hope to receive by the 
very first Opportunity as you will perceive by our last address were we inti- 
mated the advances we had made and that we should shortly be in much Distress 
as our Merchants wanted more Money, which was not in our power to give 
them. 

Inclosed are the Rolls of what We have paid and advanced on account of 
the Manilha Detachment. 

We now inclose you a Copy of a Letter our Chief received from M^. Lowes 
at Mangapatam and agreable thereto we have wrote to the Rajah to get pro- 
tection for Mr. Lowe and the other gentlemen to remain at Ganjam or any 
other place in his district in Case of need. We are also informed there are 
troubles about Ganjam between the Phousdar of the Country put in by Ibram 
Beg late General of our Rajah and our Rajahs allies there and it is reported 
that Ibram Beg who has been at Golconda is coming towards Rajahmundree 
in Favor of Hussen Ally Cawn which We think our Duty to communicate to 
you. We have the Honor to remain with perfect Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR AND SiRS 

.5 Jan»'^. 1765 Your most obedient Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
Chas. Smith. 
W^. Barker. 
Cloth on Hand. 

Embaled C. y*". 

L.C.O. . . . . . . . . 77 Bales or 115 10 

L.C.M. . . . . . . . . 42 d°. 84 — 

L.C.F. .. .. .. .. 12 d°. 24 — 

223 10 

. At the Wash 
L.C.O. - . . . . . . . . . . 203 9 

L.C.M. .. .. .. .. .. .. 113 1 

L.C.F. .. .. .. .. .. .. 79 9 

395 19 

In yo. Warehouse 

L.C.O r. .. .. .. .. 16 2 

L.C.M 11 — 

L.C.F. ... , . , , . . . . . . .„ 1 8 

28 10 



Corge. 647 19 



No. 18. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'f. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs - ' 

The Sea Horse Sloop being bound from hence to your port I have taken the 
opportunity to ship on board her sundry useless and unservicible Stores lying 



16 Records of Fort St. George 

here, as p"-. Invoice and Bill of Lading inclosed. The remaining thirteen 
Chests of Gunpowder here landed from the Brittania last year come likewise 
by this Conveyance. 

I have likewise sent by this Vessel a seapoy prisoner named Mahomed 
Sadut for the Murder of his Wife, which after having cruelly perpetrated he 
attempted to destroy himself with the same Instrument, but failed, his Confes- 
sion as taken before me in Gentoo and read and explained in my presence, now 
comes inclosed signed by Him two seapoys come with him as a Guard who have 
been paid their Arrears for this Month and twenty Days Batta. I am very 
respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

25™. Decs. 1764. Your very Obedient Humble Serv*. 

John Pybus. 



¥.°. 19. 
To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqi'. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'f. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

In obedience to the Commands I had the Honor to receive from you at Fort 
S*. George I am to inform you of my arrival here the 9**^. Instant since which 
no Time has been lost in making the necessary Enquiries relating to the 
Investm*. to be carried on at this Settlement in which I have the Honor to 
acquaint you that I have met with all the Success that can at present be expect- 
ed the Merchants promising to exert themselves as much as possible in this 
Business. 

That no Time may be lost I have contracted with five Merchants namely 
Cansheum Gongeah Dora Chitty Veranah, Pandre Maduum Pregadre Vinkat- 
ramadoo and Bandar Vencaty Narsu for six Hundred and fifty (650) Bales of 
Callicoes on the following Terms. 

Long Cloth Ordinary 14 Punjutrs @ MP"". 34 P^ Gorge 

Long Oloth Midling 18 Ditto @ 48 P^ Ditto 

Long Cloth Fine 23 Ditto @ 60 P'. Ditto 

and have advanced one quarter part of the same amounting to ten Thousand two 
hundred (10200) Madras Pagodas one half thereof to be delivered by the 31st. 
August next ensuing and the other half by Ultimo January 1766, should the 
whole amount not then be brought in, the Ballance at that Time outstanding to 
be paid in ready Money. 

Finding the Demands of the Merchants very unreasonable in regard to the 
fine Cloth I was afraid even to make the allowance of 2^ pag^. per Gorge on this 
Assortment being very apprehensive from their Discourse of their using their 
utmost Endeavours to get an advance of price also on the other assortments and 
that it might be look'd on as a sort of precedent for raising y«. Price in 
future which they are too apt to endeavor at on all Occasions. I therefore 
endeavored to lower the punjums a small a Matter as this assortment would 
allow of and to make a small Abatement in the price to which however they 
would not consent at last after some altercation on both sides, I allowed them 
to take of one Punjnm and the price to remain at sixty Pagodas p'". Gorge on 
promise of their being very carefull to keep up the Quality of the Thread to 
which they have consented assuring them at the same Time that your Honor 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 IT 

&c^. would by no means allow of an advance of price as you had already judged 
the price too high and I hope the above will meet your Honors &g^^. approba- 
tion. 

Permit me to assure your Honor &c^. that the utmost frugality shall be 
used in the temporary Affairs of Sunora Pollam House, and the Godowns for 
the Washers Beaters and Cloth all which are at present in a very ruinous Con- 
dition. 

So soon as the Upparah Merchants arrive some of whom at present are at 
Vizagapatam I shall converse with them on the subject of the Investment and 
immediately acquaint your Honor &c^. with the Result and upon the whole hope 
the Merchants will be able to furnish upwards of one thousand Bales for this 
Years Investment at this Settlement. 

As the 12 thousand Pagodas I brought down from the Presidency will not 
only be insufficient to make the 25 p^. Cent advance but as I shall also be in 
want of Cash to make the payments for the Cloth as it comes in also for 
advances to the Washermen and Current Expences. I am in hopes your 
Honor &c^. will be pleased to send an early and sufficient supply which will be 
the greatest Means to forward the Investment. 

I have been very carefull in making the strictest Enquiries into the Cha- 
racters and abilities of the Merchants at present employed who are the same 
or of the same Families that have been employed in this Branch of Business 
before when any new Merchants offer themselves as well as on every other occa- 
sion where it may be necessary. I shall agreable to your Commands consult 
with the Resident at Bandarmalanca. 

I shall make particular Enquiry if any Quantity of Broad Cloth can be 
disposed of in this part of the Country and acquaint your Honor &c^. of the 
same as soon as such Enquiry can be thoroughly made. 

Having done myself the Honor to acquaint you of the Material that 
presents itself at present on the subject of the Investment I have only to beg 
Leave to assure your Honor &.c^. of my most strenuous Endeavours to keep up 
the Quality and encrease the Quantity thereof as much as possible and in every 
Thing to fulfill your Intentions in the Trust Your Honor &c^. have been pleased 
to repose in me. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingebam Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 17 Jank's'. 1765. Your most humble and most obedient Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 20. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 
President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Favor of the 1%^^. Instant since which the Admiral 
Watson has imported here and agreable to your Direction shall dispatch her to 
you as soon as the Troops to be sent in her arrive with what Bales we may then 
have ready. 

The Term of our Merchants contracts for the last years Investment being 
expired We must acquaint your Honor &g^. that they have not brought in near 
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the Quantity of Cloth they contracted for there being deficient no less than 
nineteen thousand nine Hundred and seventy nine (19979) pieces of which each 
jyferchants proportion were as follows Viz'-. 



Streeshleputty 


.. ps. 8064 


Neela Chittee 


6360 


Irshippa Chittee ., 


5000 


MOODU KiSTNA 


555 



19979 

We have from Time to Time acquainted your Honor &c^. with their Remisness 
and of our fruitless Endeavors to make them exert themselves and perform 
their Engagements and We have since called them before us to know the Cause 
for this Failure in them but they havs. assigned no sufficient reasons for it they 
appear to us exceedingly culpable and as so, cannot avoid representing them 
to you wherefore as well as in Conformity to your orders we have endeavor 'd to 
find other Persons to contract for this years Investment & three have accord- 
ingly offer'd Viz*. Paupah Chittee and Samy Nauda of Porto Novo & Sautah 
Vencatashilim of this Place whose Characters and Circumstances the Chief 
has enquired into and from the best Information he has been able to procure he 
is assured they are substantial People and in good Credit and therefore thinks 
he may venture to recommend them to your Honor &c^. as proper persons to be 
admitted as Companys Merchants not only as it may be a means of encreasing 
our Investment by having more Merchants but may probably make the old ones 
exert themselves when they find others likewise contract, however this we refer 
to your Honor &ca. Consideration as well as the measures you would have taken 
for making the Contracts for the present year, only beg leave to observe that the 
sooner some steps are taken about it the better to avoid the Loss of Time, that 
happend last year, it having been the latter End of July before a single piece 
of Cloth was brought in and which is the only plea our Merchants pretend to 
make for their present Deficiencies. 

The three abovemention'd Persons are willing to contract for several of the 
different Sortments of of [sic] our Investment and Samy Nauda does not 
require the first year that the Quarter part of the Amount of his Contract sh'd 
remain in his Hands as the rest do, but promises after the first advance to 
bring in Cloth to the amount of about two thousand pagodas more than what 
may be advanced him and when paid for that to do the like on the next advance 
and so on and Paupah Chittee agrees that either he or his Brother will come 
and reside in our Districts if you should require it. 

Since the Conclusion of the late Contracts we have resorted all the turn'd 
out Cloth agreable to your Directions on that Head, and have taken in on 
Account of the Honble Compy. such of it as were thought adequate to the 
abatement of 10 p^. Cent so with this and what had before been brought in on 
account of the Contracts we have now 518 Bales on Hand, but a considerable 
Part of it being taken in so lately it will be some Time before we can have it all 
ready for embaling, however your Honor &c*. may be assured we will expedite 
it as much as possible. 

In Consequence of your Honor &c^. permission we have repair d the Com- 
panys Garden House here, which the Chief now makes his Residence in the 
Conducting of which we assure you the greatest parsimony has been observed 
notwithstanding on making up the accounts, we find it has exceeded some- 
thing the Estimate we mentioned to you. It amounting to Pag^. 1280 pi', account 
particulars herewith transmitted to you but as your Honor &c^. must be sensible 
of the Difficulty of forming a Calculation with perfect Exactness and there 
being besides several out Houses and other Conveniences absolutely necessary 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 19- 

which did not then occur to us and therefore were not included in the said Esti- 
mate We hope your Honor &c^. will not object to this small Additional Charge.. 
Gur monthly accounts wait on you herewith and are with great Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

26™. Jenby. 1765. Your most Obedient Honble Servant 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 



No. 21. 
To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 

President and Governor &c^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We now dispatch to you the Caernarv[on] with a Loading for your Presi- 
dency of two hundred and fifty Tons of Salt Petre and the packing stuff indent- 
ed for with your Letter of the Id^^. [August] and ninety three Chests of opium 
and a further Quantity of packing stuff for the Presidency of Fort Marlbro, to 
be forwarded [there] by our Honble Masters Ship Admiral Watson which [in] 
your Letter of the 15*^. October you advised us you expected would be with yoa 
from Batavia, in the Course of last Month and intended returning to Fort 
Marlbro and you have herewith the Invoices and Bills of lading for the whole 
together with a Letter of Advice to accompany the Consignment by the Admiral 
Watson which we request may be duely forwarded with it. 

We have further embarked on the Caernarvon the Marines of his Majestys- 
ship Medway who did not arrive from Camp in Time to proceed on her and 
have refer'd the Captain to you for payment of their passage, a List of them 
you will also receive accompanying. 

We wrote to you last under date the IQt'i. Novem^. of which we now trans- 
mit a Duplicate and We have since received your Letters of the 15^^. and 29*. 
October and l^t. Ultimo. 

Our recommending to you to send the Admiral Pocock round to Bombay 
was in Consequence of our Receipt of the Advices from that Presidency con- 
cerning their Tonnage, which they informed you of having transmitted and we 
at the same Time acquainted them in answer with our having so wrote to you 
and further that if the Kent which we are advised is to bring L^. Clive out to 
the Government of this Presidency arrived in any tolerable Time We should 
dispatch her also to them, and that as the Asia would in all probability be too 
late to return to their side. We should as well to assist Captain Inglis (agreably 
to our Honble Masters Recommendation) as to save the Demorage of the ship, 
dispatch her to you in order to proceed to China. The Calcutta imported here 
the 15^'^. of November having been dispatch 'd from Bombay as advised to you 
by that Presidency to assist in conveying round the Salt Petre, with which we 
promised to furnish them. We accordingly orderd five thousand Bags to be 
ship'd on board her with which we shall return her as soon as they are laden. 

The Devonshire our first ship to Europe from hence received her Dispatches 
at Ingerlee the 2^^. Ulto. and we are now preparing the Vansittart to follow 
her which We hope she will be able to do by the End of the Current Month. 

We have depended on 'the Bute for conveying to Europe the Remainder of 

our Investment, but as she does not yet appear, and you have advised us that 

you expected the Princess Augusta to arrive with you from Batavia with a 

further part of the Troops by the latter End of the last Month We must request 

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20 Records of Fort St. George 

ill Order that we may be provided against the disappointment of a Latter ship 
for which we shall be prepared with a full cargo, that you will dispatch her 
round to us and if the Bute should arrive in Time for her destination the other 
shall be returnd to you in order to proceed agreably to your Intention to China. 
We transmit by the Caernarvon a small Box Packet addressed to our Honble 
Masters which we request may be accordingly forwarded on by her on her 
Departure from your place. 

We are with Esteem 
Port William Honble Sir & Sirs 

Z^. Jan=''. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. Spencer. 
C. S. Playdell. 
Ralph Leycester. 
John Burdett. 



To THE Honble Egbert Palk Esq». 
President Governor &c-^. 

Council of Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Agreable to the Orders of the Honble the President and Council of Fort 
William dated the 3<J. of January 1765 I repaird on board the Honble Com- 
panys Ship Caernarvon Capt». Norton Hutchinson Commander to dispatch 
her to Madras and under this Cover I have enclos'd Capt^. Norton Hutchinsons 
Receipts for your Honors &c^. packets. I have this day deliverd Captain Nor- 
ton Hutchinson his Dispatches and having musterd the ships Company sur- 
vey' d the Guns Ammunition &&■. on board and find them as follows viz*. : 

with passengers Miss May. Bradley 

Men 99 John Christian M"". Camptopher 

Guns ... 26 Captii. Wimes, with five Searjeants 

Barrels of powder 30 4 Corporals and 7 private Men. With 

Rounds of shot 30 ammunition and small arms in pro- 

portion. The Ship now appears in 
very good Order, draws 18 Feet 10 Inches on an even Hull and is in a proper 
Condition to make a good defence against an Enemy. I wish her a safe and 
speedy Voyage to Madras 

Ship Caernarvon And am with the greatest Respect 

Ingellee Road Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 10™. Jan«"^. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servant 

Rich: Dean. 
Dv. M^. AttK 



No. 23. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President & Governor &c-^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

In Obedience to your orders of the 10*. Instant, I have given publick 
Notice for receiving proposals for reletting the Arrack Farm at this place for 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 21 

the ensuing year and have now the Honor to inclose you three Papers which 
were deliverd on this day in Consequence the persons they come from are 

Toddapollah Rimniah who has had the Farm this four years last past, 
never failed of paying his Rents regularly and bears a very good character. 

Cottarah Chinniah & Beeckum Perie formerly Servants to French Officers 
are people in bad Circumstances and bear but indifferent Characters. 

Bodaputty Subarauze a Braminy employed by the Cutwall in low Condi- 
tion and not to be recommended. 

Enclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month and am with the greatest Respect 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

26 Jan»y. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servant 

George Dawson. 



No. 24. 

To THE HoNBLE RoBERT PaLK EbQ». 

President & Governor &ca 

Council of Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favor d with your Commands of the 24 Ulto. to which we 
shall pay due attention, the Dutch Chief of Jaggernautporum has made no 
application to us for Bills on your Presidency. 

We have now to transmit you a copy of a letter from the President and 
Council of Fort William requesting us to send them the few Europeans which 
were landed at this place from the ship Illocos and We likewise enclose a copy 
of an answer thereto which We hope will meet with with [_sic'\ your appro- 
bation. 

Application has been made to us by M^. Mason surgeon of the Revenge for 
subsistence Money, he having received none from the Honble Company for near 
two years and being in great distress for the Want thereof We have advanc'd 
him the sum of four hundred Rupees which we hope your Honor (fec^'. will 
approve, and we now enclose a Copy of his Letter to the chief on that subject. 
Mr. Ross advices he has lately been left a Fortune of twenty thousand Pounds 
Sterling in England. 

The Accounts of this Settlement are herewith inclosed for last Month, by 
the Ballance of Cash you will please to observe the Necessity we are in for a 
speedy Remittance. 

The Cloth now remaining on Hand is expressed at the Foot hereof. 

Vizagapatam We are with much Respect 

15™. Janb^. 1765. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most obedient Humble Servants 
John Smith. 
Chas. Smith. 
W«. Barker. 



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L.C W . . 


Cloth on Hand. 


Embaled. 
96 Ba« 
53 
16 

166 Bas. 


c^ 

144 


L.M.W. 




106 


L.C.F.W. .. 


At the Wash. 


b2 









C^ 

L.C.0 174 19 

L.C.M 91 1 

L,C.F .- .. .. 71 y 

In the Waeehoxjse. 

L.C.O.B 42 15 

L.CM.B 14 — 

L.C.F.B. „ 10 1 



337 9 



60 16 
Gorge 686 5 



P.SK 

Since the Close of our Letter, the Surgeon has delivered us an Indent for 
Medicines which we hope you'll be pleas'd to comply with by the first Oppor- 
tunity. 

In our address of the 31^*. Ultimo we observe an Error in the advances 
made the Lascars that day which we have since rectified so that instead of pago- 
das 58 we should have said Pagodas 56 which will reduce the whole of those 
Expences to the sum of Current Pagodas 176. 

We are with due Eespect 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your most obedient Humble Servants 

' John Smith. 

Chas. Smith. 

, W'". Barker. 

To John Smith Esq's. 

Chief at Vizagapatam. 
Sir 

Through the Misfortune of my Ilhiess that I have so long laid under and 
still remains on me I cannot have the pleasure of waiting on you in person which 
I hope you will take as a sufficient Excuse for writing to you to desire the Favor 
to advance me part of my pay that is due to me by the Honble Company as I 
have not received any for near two years and the little that I brought with me 
is expended, my allowance is 45 Eupees pr. Month for myself and Servant, at 
present I belong to the Revenge Commodore Watson. Your answer will much 
oblige. 

Vizapatam Sir 

5™. Jan^'t. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servant 

J. Y. Mason. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



N°. 25. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQB. 

Preside & Govs. &ca. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Favor of the S'^^. Ins*, as also a Duplicate Letter 
from your Secretary dated the 12*11. Ditto. 

As a Conveyance by sea is very precarious We have agreable to your 
Commands this day order'd the Seapoys to proceed by Land under the Command 
of Ensign Casemore an We have advanced them their pay for the Month 
of August last so that they now have only arrears due for the Month of Sepf. 
This advance was made them to pay what they were indebted to the Inhabitants 
and We have given them their full pay for this Month for to defray their 
Expences on the Road, you have enclos^. the pay Rolls for the same as also 
Ensign Casemores Notes for his, & the Sepoy Serjeant Majors pay for the Month 
of February. 

Your orders regarding the European Officers and the Nabobs Troops pro- 
ceeding to Madras by the first Conveyance have been communicated to them as 
there is no probability of an opportunity offering soon without paying Freight 
for a Vessel to carry them and their Baggage. 

We imagine you will think it best for the Nabobs Troops to proceed by 
Land. We understand they will expect the usual Batty, therefore We shall 
wait your further orders about them, the two Officers may possibly meet with 
some Conveyance by Sea. 

We observe you have been pleased to order us a small Remittance by the 
Porpus Sloop which We must beg you'll please to enlarge by the first opportunity 
as that sum can be no Ways adequate to our Expences and advances which are 
now required for the use of our Investment. 

We must beg your directions regarding 4 Leagars of Batavia Arrack left 
at this place by the Ship lUocos belonging to the Honble Company and as they 
undoubtedly must waste by keeping we should be glad of your orders for the 
disposal of them. The Cloth remaining on Hand is expressed at the Foot 
hereof. 

yizAGAPATAM We ARE with due Respect 

26™. Jan»y. 1765. HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient Humble Servants 







John Smith. 
Chas. Smith. 
W^. Barker. 




Cloth ow Hand. 




L.C.O.W 

L.C.H.W 

L.C.F.W. .. 


At tee wash 


96 Ba«. Gov. 144 
53 d°. 106 
16 d°. 32 

282 

165 


L.G.O. 
L.C.M. . . 
L.CF. 





226 10 
127 18 
91 — 



4!5 8 



24 Records of Fort St. George 

In the Wasbhouse. 

L.C.O.B 6 

L.C.M.B 11 

L.C.F.B ., 1 



Core 



No. 26. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ^*. 

President & Governer &c^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have the Honor to transmit to you the accounts of this settlement for last 
Month. 

Since doing myself the Honor of addressing you under date the l?*'^. 
Ultimo I have contracted with Dontum Chitty Verapah for one Hundred and 
thirty (130) Bales on the same Terms as agreed upon with the other Merchants 
and have advanced him one thousand (1000) Madras pagodas in part of the 
twenty five p^. Cent advance being all the state of the Cash would then allow. 

The Upparah Merchants being arrived I have conversed with them on the 
subject of the Investment and they have promised to exert themselves therein 
as much as possible. I have contracted with Lackum Chittee Pattisum one of 
the above Merchants for one Hundred and thirty (130) Bales on the same terms 
as the former but at present am unable to make him any advance. I have how- 
ever promised him to do it out of the first supply I may receive, the other 
Upparah Merchants have yet some Ballances to make up at Vizagapatam, so 
soon as which are finished they have agreed to enter into Contract with me 
on the same Terms as the others and I have the greatest Reason to hope if I 
receive sufficient supplies early that I shall be able to give your Honor &c^. 
entire satisfaction in the provision of this years Investment at this Settle- 
ment. 

In obedience to your Commands of the 24^^^. December I have charged for 
my travelling Expences fifty pagodas and have paid for M^". Stonehouses travel- 
ling Expences amounting to pagodas sixty Eight as p"". the enclosed Account. 
I also beg leave to lay before you an Account of my Expences amounting to 
pagodas 167-24 which as they were unavoidable and the greatest oeconomy [s?'c] 
iLsed. I hope your Honor &c^, will be pleased to allow me to Charge the 
Remainder. 

As I was obliged to bring a Linguister with me from Madras to whom I pay 
five pagodas pr. Month thee being no person to act in such a Capacity, the 
Braminy formerly belonging to the Factory being dead and a dubash that is 
here grown quite incapable for many years past thro old age requests your 
Honor &lc^. will be pleased to permit me to make this small Charge and as 
most of the necessaries of Life are very dear at this place and there are no 
Immoluments of any kind I most humbly request that your Honor &ca. will 
be pleas'd to take this Matter in Consideration and make such an allow- 
ance as may to your Honor &c^. seem meet to answer my Expences, your 
Honor &c^. being pleas'd to grant such an allowance at Vizagapatam where 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 25 

provisions of all kinds are much cheaper leaves me not without Hopes that I 
may meet with the like Indulgence which by the strictest attention to the Busi- 
ness here, I shall to the utmost of my power endeavor to merit. I have the 
Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 1st. February 1765. Your most humble & most obed*. Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 27. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 
President & Governer &c^. 

Council of Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

1. We have received your Letters of the 25^^. August & 29*^. Sepf. 15*^. 
& 31st. October & 23 Ultimo. 

2. It is with a particular satisfaction we can acquaint your Honor &c^. 
that the non Arrival of the Lord Mansfield was occasion' d only by her late 
Departure from Bengal which obliged her to go to the Southward and to touch 
at Acheen for Water from whence she had a very tedious passage she is now 
taking in Salt Petre and piece Goods and We propose dispatching her in a few 
Days to fill up upon the Mallabar Coast, for Europe, whither the Anson was 
dispatched the 14*^. Instant. 

3. The Assia imported the 5*. Instant & we shall either order her to touch 
at Callicut for the Timber & Plank provided for your Honor &c^. or endeavour 
to convey it by some othet means. 

4. We do not make use of parting Glasses in our Mint and cannot there- 
fore comply with your Honor &c=^. Request for a supply thereof. 

5. Mr. Bourchier's Bill of Exchange for By. R«. 9887-2-45 on Capt^. 
George Thompson has been duely discharged by his Attornies and the amount 
carried to your Credit and as our Treasury is very low we request your Honor 
&ca. win accept any other Bills which may be tenderd and we shall take the 
Liberty of drawing on you as Opportunities offer. 

We are 
Bombay Castle ' Honble Sir & Sirs 

27™. Decemk. 1764. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

Cha8. Crommelin. 

Wm. Hornby. 

Wm. a. Price. 

Chas. Waters. 

Jas. Byley. 

r. h. boddam. 



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■26 Records of Fort St. George 

No, 28. 

To THE Right Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor of Fort S'^'. George 

ON THE Coast of Choromandel at Madras. 

Honble Sir 

I have had the Hoiior to receive your Favor of the 10*i^. of last Month 
concerning a protested Bill of Exchange for payment from Batavia on our 
Resident at Cuddalore Lieter Baars Jun^. Merchant to M^. Randolph Marriott 
drawn by Messrs. Boonen and Uytrlugt of said Batavia on said Baars and the 
second of Pollicot Johannes Camper amounting pagodas 250. I find myself 
obliged to answer on this account that the persons on whom the said Bill is 
drawn according to your Desire should be very willing to pay the same, never- 
theless they think such out of their power to be able to do with Equity, because 
Mr. Baars has acquainted me that M'. Utylught afterwads desired of him and 
M"". Camper not to pay M'. Marriots Bill by his Letter from Batavia of the 
25tii. June 1763^ for reason of a pretention on him amountg. 600 Ryx D^. accord- 
ing a Bond for payment on his Charge in said M'. Uytrlugts hands passed in 
Favor or M^". Themote Delvin who lately died of whose Estate M^. Uytrlught 
was Executer and Retriever, and since I trust that by these demonstrations, 
you will be with me in full of the same sentiments, I must acknowledge that I 
am very sorry not to be able to accomplish your Desires in this affair, although 
I do assure that in other occasion you will find me ever ready to your service 
as much as it lays in my power as I am with the greatest Esteem 

Nagapatnam Honble Sir 

y». 1 Febru^. 1765. Your most f aithfull friend and most 

obedient Servant 
C. Vanteylingen. 



No. 29. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c^. 

Council of Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on you p'. the Ship Admiral Watson which we now dispatch 
to you with three Hundred and sixty Bales of Callicoes on account of the Honble 
Company Invoice of which and Bill of Lading we shall forward to you p'. the 
Tappies and are with great Respect 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

10™. Feb»"^. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith & John Calland. 
P.S. 

We have taken this opportunity of forwarding to your Honor &&■. the 
Books of this Settlement for last Year which are given in Charge of Mr. Money 
the commanding officer of the ship. 

J. L. Smith. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 27; 

N". 30. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PALK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c-*^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

This Accompanys Duplicate of our Address p''. Admiral Watson which 
sailed Yesterday and likewise encloses you Invoice and Bill of Lading of the 
Bales we consigned you on her as there are yet one Hundred and sixty three 
Bales on Hand. We should be glad to have your Honor &c^. Directions in 
what Manner you would have them sent to your Presidency. 

Our last Account and other Monthly Papers wait upon you herewith, by 
the first your Honor &g^. will observe we have but a small Ballance of Cash 
remaining and which is since considerably diminishd by Advances to the 
Washers and Ballances are besides due to some of our Merchants, we therefore 
request your Honor &c^. will favor us soon with another supply. 

We are with much Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SIR8 

11™. Febru^. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 

List of Cloth on Hand. 

At the Washers Bales 86 

At the Beaters ... ... ... ... ... 29 

At the Dyers 48 

Balles 163 



No. 31. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

The enclosed is Duplicate of our last Letter under Date the 3<i. Instant 
since when we have received yours of the 7*^1^. Ulto. and have given due Honor 
to the Bill of Exchange therein advised. We have now the pleasure to acquaint 
you with the arrival of the Bute at Ingerlee the 15*1". Instant from which Cir- 
cumstance you will observe we shall have no Occasion for the Princes Augusta 
or any other Ship for transporting to Europe the Remainder of our Investment, 
and judging it essential that you should have the earliest Notice of this, from 
the pressing Request we made to you in our aforesaid Letter, We have directed 
the Calcutta on the point of her Departure for Bombay to call and deliver you 
this after which we request she may be dispatched on agreably to her 
Destination. 

We are with Esteem 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

10 Janky. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. Spencer. 

C. S. Playdell. 

Ralph Leycester, 

John Burdett. 

1765— 4a 



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No. 32. 

;I0 THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President and Governor &c*. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We are to ackiLowledge the Receipt of your Favors of the 8^^. and li**** 
Instant. 

We shall punctually follow your Directions regarding the Renewal of the 
Contracts for the present year and have already acquainted the Merchants 
with the several Sortments and Quantities your Honor &c^- would have provided 
for the new Investment and recommend it to them to deliver in their Proposals 
as soon as possible which when they have complied with will inform you with 
the Result. 

The Cloth we have on hand cannot be ready for embaling before the End 
of the Month when if any proper Vessel touches here in her Way to Madras 
shall embrace the opportunity of sending our Bales by her. 

On the Arrival of the Army we will take Care the Arrack Farmer complies 
with the Terms of his Cowle. 



Cuddalore 

18 FEBRUR-f. 1765 






We are with great Respect 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 




List of 


Cloth 


ON Hand. 


At the Washers 
At the Beaters 
At the Dyers 






63 

52 

48 




Bales ... 163 



No. 33. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq'*. 

President and Governor &c*. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honord with your Commands of the 8^^. and ll*ii. Instant, the 
former enclosing List of Goods with Directions for the Current Years Invest- 
ment. I have forwarded the one for Bandarmalanca and shall proceed to enter 
into Agreement with the Merchants here for Chay Goods so soon as the present 
Contract is compleated. 

I have this day received advice from M^. Whitehill at Bandarmalanca of 
his having dispatched 190 of the Honble Companys Bales on board the Sloop 
Porpoise which sailed from thence directly for Fort S*. George the 14:^^. Ins*. 
By the Ship Lord Howe now in this Road which will sail for Madras in two or 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 29 

three Days at farthest, I purpose sending up thirty one Bales of Chay Goods 
which I hope will reach your Honor &c^. safe and in Time for the Ship now 
under dispatch for England. 

Jaddapollah Ramniah the Arrack Renter of this place has been acquainted 
with your having been pleased to renew his Cowle for that Farm for the present 
year. 

I am with the greatest Respect 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

17™, Februk'^. 1765. Your humble Servant 

George Dawson. 



No. 34. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President & Governor &c^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed wait on your Honors Invoice and Bill of lading of 190 Bales of 
Callicoes laden on board the Sloop Porpus amounting to Current Pagodas 
15824-15-72, being informed the ship destined is to sail the latter End of this 
Month is the Reason for my not ordering the Sloop to touch at Masulipatam 
for fear she sho'd not arrive at Madras in Time for the Europe Ship. I hope 
therefore this Step will meet with your Honor &ca. approbation there are about 
120 Bales more at the wash which I hope to get packed up and sent away by the 
20th. Instant. 

Permit me Honble Sirs to request you will be pleased to allow me an Assist- 
ant to this Factory and to raise my Allowance. I am with the greatest Respect 

Bandarmalanca Honble Sir & Sirs 

14™. Febru^^. 1765. Your most obedient and most humble Servant 

John Whitehill. 



No. 35. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c-^. 

Council of Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the Ship Lord Howe Thomas Gilson Master bound for your port I have 
consigned to you thirty one Bales of Chay Goods on account of the Honble 
Company as p'". Invoice and Bill of lading inclosed. 

I wish the Vessell safe to you and am very respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

20™. Febrtjky. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Serv*. 

George Dawson. 



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No. 36. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President and Governor &c*. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have now the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of the 12000 five 
hundred pagodas you was pleased to send us by the Porpus Sloop which sum 
will be only a supply of 800 pagodas to each Merchant which is not sufficient as 
now is the best time for providing Cloth, therefore we hope you will assist us 
with a further Remittance by the earliest opportunity. 

Captain Paizan with the Nabobs Troops and officers have taken their 
passage in a paddy Vessell which will sail in a few Days and we have advanced 
them their pay for August last to defray the peoples Debts here so that now 
have only arrears due for September and we have given them their full pay for 
this Month, all the Rolls for which are herewith inclosed as also M^". Troubacks 
Note for his Sea Batta and M^. Masons Receipt for what we before advised you 
was advanced him, the private Soldiers that remain here of Captain Faizans 
Company have applied to be put on this Establishment, which we shall comply 
with as soon as their officers leave this place. 

Agreable to your Commands of the 28**1. Ulto. ^r. Qharles Smith will take 
the first opportunity of proceeding to Madras and he returns you many Thanks 
for your Appointment. . . , 

We are now to acquaint that M'". Dolben wrote us the 29*^. Ultimo con- 
cerning the Upparah Merchants being under his Department agreable to your 
Commands but as we have not been favord with your answer to our Letter of 
the b^^. Ultimo on that subject, we have omitted writing him till such Time we 
are favord with your sentiments on that Head and we must likewise acquaint 
you with the many Difficulties that now incur with M^. Dolbens interfering with 
our Investment, as we find his Merchants have contrary to your Intentions 
taking some advantage of our Merchants not having Money upon which they 
have employd their Gohmasters, in the Toony Country to provide Cloth from 
the Weavers which was intended for our Investment and we also must observe 
to you that he has sent for three of our Upparah Merchants and offerd to advance 
them Money one of which accepted of the same, but the other two rejected his 
offers and they both write if they are to be forced from their old plan, and sh^. 
be obliged to deliver Cloth at Ingeram they will entirely quit Upparah and 
settle in the Rajahs Country, which proves the apparent Necessity of their 
being continued on the former Establishment, which "vkre flatter ourselves will 
meet with your Concurrence. 

The Accounts of this Settlement for last Month are now enclosed. 

The Cloth remaining on Hand is expressed at the Foot hereof, and we are 
in Hopes of sending you the Bales veiry soon. ' 

We are with' due Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM . . HoNBLE SiR & SiRS 

16^. Feb^. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

, John Smith. 

Chas. Smith 
~ """ W*'. Barker. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 31 





Cloth on Hand. 








Embaled. 


Ba8, 




L.C.O.W. 





184 


< 


L.O.M. d". 




94 




L.C.F. d". 




40 






Bas .. 


318 






At the Wash. 






LC.O. . . 





94 


10 


L.C.M. . . 


. 


47 


— 


L C.F. 




49 


18 










In the Wabehouse 






LC.O.B. 




21 


2 


L.C.M. d". 




29 


17 


L.C.F. d". 




4 


7 



c°. 

276 
188 



191 8 



Gorge .. 7,90 14 



No. 37. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President and Governor &c^. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

1. The accompanying is Duplicate of our last since when We have not 
received any of your Favors. 

2. Enclosed is a Bill of Exchange payable to you on the Governor and 
Council at Tranquebar, for three hundred and twelve Pagodas and eighteen 

PagB . Fas. 

Fanams (312-18) which we request you recover and cairry to our Credit. 

3. We dispatch'd our Honble Masters Ship Lord Mansfield the 7^^. 
Instant, to fill up on the Coast for Europe. 

4. We have drawn two sets of Bills of Exchange on your Honour &c^. at 
325 Arcot Eupees P. 100 Pagodas and 102 Arcot p^. 100 Bombay Rupees and 
ten days Sight to which we request you will shew due Honor Viz*. 

One set dated 26*^^. Instant for pagodas 2625-29-70 or Rups. 8366-2-46 
in Favor of Nicholas Morse received here of Rauson Hart Boddam on Account 
John Spencer Rups. 8366-2-46 One set dated 27tii. D°. for pags. 781-32-78 o[r] 
Rups. 2491-1-60 in favor of Andrew Ross received here of Andrew Ramsay 

on Account of Richard Wyatt 2491 1 60 

Rjups. ;.. 10858 ... 06 

We are 
Bombay Castle Honble Sir &, Sirs 

29™. Jan»y. 1765. Your most obedient Servants 

Chas. Crommelin. 
W". Hornby. ■ 
,' ■ ' ' Wi*. A. Price. 

Chas. Waters. 
B. H. Boddam. 



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No. 38. 
Jo THE HojSble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. 

Council of Fort S'^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Both your Favors of the 'P^. and 5*^. Instant have been duely received, 
agreable to the former we shall lose no Time in sending our Bales, one Hundred 
are now ready which we intend dispatching to you the Q^^. p"^. a Chellenga, 
the Remainder we hope will be ready for embarking in three or 4 days after 
when they also shall be sent. 

Our Merchants shall be acquainted with the additional quantity of blue 
Cloth you would have provided & the Surgeons; of your Honor &c». Intentions 
to contract for the Necessaries and other Conting*. Charges of our Hospital and 
as soon as we know the Terms they are willing to undertake it upon will com- 
municate them to you. 

We are with much Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

7^^. March 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 







J. L. Smith. 

ROBi. DOWSETT. 




List of Cloth on Hand. 




At the Washers 
At the Beaters 
At the Dyers 
Embailed 
Torn 





13 

:;; :;: 1* 

100 

21 

Bas. ... 163 



No. 39. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President Governor &c*. 

Council of Fort S^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

1 have had the Honor to receive your Commands of the 8'^^. and 12ti». Inst- 
ant & shall pay due Regard to them, in the different proportions of the long 
Cloths I am providing. 

The long Cloth superfine and Beetelas your Honor &c^. have been pleased 
to order I shall enter into Contract for as soon as possible but must wait, till I 
have a supply of Cash as I shall then be able to contract on better Terms than 
T can without it and I am to request your Honor &c^. will be pleased to favor 
me with your Orders, relating to the Lengths and Breadths of the Beetelas some 
Assortments being of four Covids, some of thi'ee and others of two Covids wide. 

I beg leave to return your Honor &c=*. my humble thanks for the notice you 
have been pleased to take of my Request concerning an Increase of Allwance. 
I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 



Ingeram 

THE 23i>. Febr'y 1765. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most humble & most Obed*. Servant 
George Dolben. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 33 

No. 40. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQR. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settlement for last 
Month. 

Having made all possible enquiry about the sale of Broad Cloth I find that 
a large Quantity cannot be vended in this part of the Country the most I shall 
be able to dispose of within the year being as near as I can judge about five and 
thirty Bales, I have likewise made the same enquiry in Regard to Copper of 
which Commodity by making some into Dubbs and selling some in plate I 
shall be able to dispose of near two hundred Candy within the same Term, the 
proportion of the first sort being one third to two thirds of the second sort. I 
have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

18T. March 1765. Your most humble and most obedient Servant 

George Dolben. 



N°. 41. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK ESQ«. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S"'. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

This waits on you p'. a Chillinga on which we have laden one Hundred 
Bales of Callicoes on account of the Honble Company the Syrangs Receipt for 
which with the Invoice we will forward to your Honor &c^. pr. the Tappies 
hoping she will arrive safe. We remain 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

9™. March 176.5. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 

RORT. DOWSETT. 



No. 42. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK ESQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This encloses you Invoice and Bill of Lading of One Hundred Bales of 
Callicoes consigned you yesterday by a Chillinga which hope will arrive soon 
1765—5 



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the Eemamder of our Bales we shall dispatch to your Honor &&. the Instant 
they are ready and which we think will not exceed three or four Days at 
furthest, in tJie mean time remain with great Respect 



CUDDALORE 

lO™. March 1765. 



List of Cloth on Hand. 
At the Beaters 



At the Dyers 

Embailed 

Torn 



Bs. 



^ 



2 

20 

63 



HoNBLE Sib & Sirs 
Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
RoBT. Dowsett. 



No. 43. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I did myself the Honor in my Address to you under date the \^. Ultimo 
to acquaint your Honor &ca. that I had conversed with the Upparah Merchants 
on the subject of the Investment and that they promised to exert themselves 
therein as much as possible, that I had contracted with one of them namely 
Lackum Chittee Pattisum and should also contract with the others as soon as 
they had made up some Ballance they owed at Vizagapatam, they likewise told 
me they had received no Intimation from the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam 
concerning Upparah being under my Management but on the contrary was told 
by them it was not to be so they therefore desired I would write to Vizagapatam 
on this subject which I did accordingly under date the 2%^^. January signifying 
to the Gentlemen there your Honor &c^. commands to me and requesting they 
would call on the above Merchants Cota Chumbadoo and Deum BoUiah to pay 
in their Ballances that I might act conformable thereto in contracting with 
them for their part of the Investment to be carried on at this settlement Jtor the 
year ensuing; to which I two days ago received for Answer that your Honors 
&c^. Orders should be complied with as soon as their Merchants had cleared 
their Ballances, they having made them some advances in order that their 
Investment might not be at a stand which when settled they should advise me. 

As the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam have been pleased however contrary 
to your Honor &c^. Directions to make farther advances to the Upparah Mer- 
chants whose Ballances before the advances lately made them did not amount 
by the Merchants own Accounts to five hundred pas-ndas both tosroether and 
-which but for the said advance would have been cleared long ago, I am in Hopes 
that vour Honor ^c^. will be pleased to direct the Gentlemen at Vizagar>atam 
to let the above Merchants qto under mv Manasrement agreable to vour Honor 
&ca. former Intentions and to debit Account Current Fort S*. Georsre for their 
TBallances and thereby permit me to give an Account Current Fort S*. George 
Credit for the same as otherwise I shall be unable to form any Judgment when 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 35 

their Accounts may be settled at Vizagapatam, " not knowing how long the 
Gentlemen there may choose to keep them in advance it being also attended with 
some Inconveniences to have the Merchants at Upparah trading to both settle- 
ments. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

3». March 1765. Your most humble and most Obedient Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 44. 
To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to acquaint you that we have this day laden on board 
the Snow Bristol Alexander Brodie Commander on Account of the Honble Com 
pany four Hundred Bales of Callicoes which amounts as pr. Invoice to the sura 
of Current pagodas 34181-3-32. We hope this consignment will prove to your 
Honors &g^. satisfaction both with regard to its Quantity and Quality in which 
we shall ihvak ourselves happy. 

We must request you will be pleased to favor us with a supply of Cash as 
v/e are in great want for the use of our Investment. 

The Invoice and Bill of Lading are herewith inclosed and we have the 
Honor to remain with the utmost Respect 

Vizagapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

ri^T. March] 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
W^. Barker. 



No. 45. 
To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favord with your Honor &c^. Letters of the 8^^. and 22^. of 
February as also a List of Goods to be provided at this Settlement which we 
shall endeavor to comply with, in such Manner we are able according to your 
Directions but we fear the Loss of our Upparah Merchants will be of great 
Detriment to our Investment which gives us much Concern. We have wrote 
Mr. Dolben of your Resolutions on that Head, but have desired those Merchants 
may first clear their Ballances with us, as we have not long since made some of 
them advances in order that our Investment might not suffer by being at a stand. 

Yesterday we had the Honor to consign you on account of the Honble Com- 
pany four Hundred Bales of Callicoes of which we now send you a duplicate 
Invoice and 2'^. Bill of lading as also a Copy of our address to you on that sub- 
ject, you will please to observe that We have made a small Mistake in the Invoice 
of Fanams 10 in the Article of Long Cloth Midling which is now rectified in 
the enclosed accounts. 
1765— 5a 



36 Records of Fort St. George 

The four Leagers of Batavia Arrack which you ordered to the Presidency 
could not be sent to the Vessel that carried the Bales as she had not Room. We 
shall endeavor to send them by the first opportunity part of one of the Leagers 
which leak'd we have disposed of and shall sell the Remainder of that Cask 
as soon as possible. 

We now enclose an Indent of Stores for this settlement which we request 
you will comply with being much wanted. 

As we before advised you that the last Remittance you was pleased to make 
us was but barely sufficient to supply our Merchants with the necessary 
advances. We must again request you will be pleased to favour us with a fur- 
ther supply as soon as possible otherwise our Investment must be entirely at a 
stand, therefore we hope you will assist us by the earliest opportunity. 

Agreable to your Commands we now transmit you an Annual statement 
of our Investment with the Reasons why a larger Quantity of Cloth has not 
been provided at this settlement. 

Yesterday Mr. Charles Smith took his Departure from hence to Madras 
overland. 

We must now beg leave to remind your Honor &c^. of a former Request 
which is highly necessary at this juncture as we are now in great Want of a 
few servants for the different Employs as the Business of the several Branches 
are considerably encreased of late, particularly in the Warehouse and military 
Storehouse, the latter by the quantity of Stores received from Manilha which 
requires more than one persons Attention to take proper Care of, therefore 
we hope you will make such allowances as you may think necessary. 

The Cloth now remaining on Hand is expressed at the Foot hereof and We 
shall deliver what is remaining now in the Warehouse to the Wash without 
further delay. 

We are with the greatest Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

2». March 1765. Your most Obed*. humble Servants 







John Smith. 






Wm. Barker. 




Cloth on Hand. 




L.C.O. . . 
L.C.M. .. 
L.C.F. . . 


At the Wash. 
CO. 15 — — L.C.O.B. 
f8 — — L.C.M.B. 
6 — — L.C.F.B. 

29 — — 


In the Warehouse. 

Co. 38 8 

37 10 

.... 8 9 

84 13 



Gorge .. 113 13 

PS.— We have this day paid Simon Baker Soldier his new inlisting 
Money for 5 years from the l^t. March as his Time was then expired, we like- 
wise desire your Orders for paying the following persons their new inlisting 
Money as they desire it and if you do not favor us with your answer we shall 
look upon your Silence as Consent, Viz*. 

Philip Eichnen has not received since May 1758. 

Abraham Vitteker d". July 1759. 

William Boddes his Time will expire the 15ti». April next. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



37 



Indent of Stores for the Settlement of Viz apatam. 



Cables. 

13 Inch 
12 d°. 
11 d°. 
15 d". 



Cordage. 

Sheoijd Hawsers 
ditto 
ditto 
ditto 
ditto 

Europe Buntikg. 
Deep Sea Lines 
Hand ditto 
Log ditto 

Seizing ditto 

White Rope. 
Compasses 
Brass 
Wood 
Tar 
Pitch 

Pump Leather 
Europe Twine 
Stationary 



6 

5 ditto 

4| ditto 

3| ditto 

3 ditto 



Europe Sparrs. 
Padlocks 
Icon Locks 
Brass Looks 
Lead 

Sheatt Leal 
Lauthorn Horn 
Tin d°. 

Nails. 

6<i. 10a. 24^. 40d 



Sheathing Nails 

1 Cask Seupper 50 W". Pump 



Europe Canvas. 

From N°. 2 to 5 . . 

Hour Glasses . . ... , . . . _ 

Half ditto 

Quart3r d>t o ^ 

Anchors one of 6 or 7 Ow*. one of 7 or 8 ditto 



12 Skains. 

6 ditto 

24 ditto 

24 ditto 



6 
4 
3 

100 

1 


Barrels 

ditto 

B.cks. 

W'. 

Cheat. 


12 
12 
12 

4 

2 

10 

6 


Stabs. 
Bounds 


4 


Casks. 


60 


W. 


24 
6 
6 
6 


Rolls. 



GRAPNOL3. 

La'ge ». . . 2 

Small _ .. .. 2 

S.iilNjedlas .. ..200 

Bol , Ropa 24 

Spying Glasses 2 



ViZAPATAM 

18T. March 1765. 



W". Basker, 



38 Records of Fort St. George 



Statemknt of the Vizapatam Investment foe 1764. 

Quantity of cloth ordered Quantity of cloth sent Reasons for not sending a larger quantity, 

to be provided. to Madras. 



Ps. Ps. 



L.C.0 15,000 L.C.O. .. 

L.CM 6,000 L.U.M. .. 

L.C.F 3,0-0 L.C.F. .. 

Beetel as plain .. 100 Musters sent 

Do. flower'd, 100 Vj- ship l.locos 



6,750 ") It has not been in our power to provide more 
of either ordinary middling or fine as the 
Merchants have not supplied us with ao 
large a quantity as we could wish. 



6,750 •) 
4,49J 
2,450 >■ 



M.B. we have now remaining at the Warehouse & at 

the wa8[h] the following. 

L.C.O 1,06S 

L.CM .. .. 916 

L.C.F 289 

ViZAGAPATAM JOHN SmITH. 

March 1765. William Barker. 



No. 46. 



To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF FoR-T S^. George. 

Hon'ble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favor 'd w^ith your Letter of the 21^*. since vfhich the ten 
thousand pagodas advised us therein to be forwarded for the use of this settle- 
ment have been received. 

Agreable to your appointment M^. Dowsett has taken his station as third 
in Council here and will in consequence take Charge of some Employs of the 
Settlement the approaching Month. 

The Number of sick in our hospital being greatly encreased by the arrival 
of the Army our Surgeon informs us of a further supply of cloathing and other 
Necessaries are wanted an \_sic'] accordingly has presented us the accompany- 
ing Indent which we request your Honor &c^. will be pleased to comply with, 
the Cotts is an article he has much occasion for and cannot be made here, Wood 
and the other Materials not being to be got which obliges us to apply to you 
for them. 

We are with much Respect 
Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

28th. February 1765. Your most obedient and most Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
Rob''. Dowsett. 



No. 47. 
To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OP Fort S^. George. 
Gentlemen 

Mr. Lewis Cavalho having paid 9000 Spanish Dollars into our Treasury 
this is to inform you we have given him Bills on your presidency payable to hiin- 
self or order at twenty one days sight for pagodas 6428-20-^6 the Exchange 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 39 

being reckond at 10 pagodas for 14 Dollars to which We request the Favor 

that you will pay due Honor . We are 

Canton Gentlemen 

7th. Novb. 1764. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 
Samuel Blount. 
Nathi-. Garland. 
W*^. Mackenzie. 
A». Hume. 
Stephn. Devisme. 
Thqs. Smith. 
Mann Horner. 
Wm. Rous. 
W**. Harrison. 



No. 48. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'f. George. 

Gentlemen 

We take the Liberty to inform you we have this day drawn on you at 21 
Days sight for pagodas 1500 Payable to M'. Nizar Cojemal or order being in 
full for (2100) two thousand and one Hundred Spanish Dollars received into 
the Companys Treasury here of M^. Enas Narcissi at 10 pagodas for 14 Dollars 
to which we request you will pay due Honor. 

We are 
Canton Gentlemen 

NovK. 22». 1764. Your most obed*. Humble Servants 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 
Samuel Blount. 
Nathi-. Garland. 
W". Mackenzie. 
AlexR. Hume. 
Stephn. Devisme. 
Tho^. Smith. 
Mann Horner. 
W". Rous. 
W^. Harrison. 



No. 49. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 
President Go\'ernor &c^ Council 

of Fort S'. George. 
Gentlemen 

We are to inform you we have this day drawn on you at twenty one days 
sight in Favor of Mess". Palk Morse & Hollond or order for pagodas seven 

V. a. 
Hundred fourteen ten Fanams twenty three Cash pagodas 714-10-23 beino- in 



40 Records of Fort St. George 

full for one thousand new Mexico Dollars received into the Treasury here at the 
Exchange of ten pagodas for 14 Spanish Dollars to which We request 
you will pay due Honor. 

We are 
Canton Gentlemen 

8th Deck. 1764. Your most obedient and most humble Servants 

Tho8. Fitzhugh. 

Saml. Blount. 
NathI'. Garland. 
William Mackenzie. 
A». Hume. 
Stepn. Devisme. 
Thqs. Smith. 
Mann Horner. 
Wm. Ecus. 
Wm. Harrison. 



No. 50. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqr. 

President and Governor &c'^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

Gentlemen 

Since our Letter to you of the 8*^. November we have received yours by the 
Earl of Lincoln which Ship arrived here the 1%"^^. of last Month Captain Hard- 
wicke saw the Duke of Gloucester in the Streights of Mallacca but We have not 
yet had any Accounts of her being on the Coast of China. 

We have by further aids encreased our stock to more than a Million of 
Tales as you will see by the accompanying Estimate, this sum will fully load our 
Ten ships and leave a Ballance in our Hands of about forty thousand Tales, 
but should one or two Ships come by the Pitts Passage, this will not go far in 
purchasing their Cargoes and we must buy on Credit, to dispatch them which 
will encrease our Debt here to 243,000 Tales. 

Elephants Teeth and Camphire have been this year bad Articles you 
will be able to judge by the Canton Price Current enclosed what Goods will 
answer for this place though it can be no sure Guide as the Market here is very 
fluctuating but you may be certain that if goods proper for Canton and good 
in quality can be purch'as'd at a Reasonable Rate we shall be able to dispose of 
as many as you can load on the ships consigned to us from your Presidency. 

The Gold we hope to get a, tolerable profit on but should it sell lower than we 
expect it will we think certainly answer better than silver at 14 Dolls, for 10 
pags. as there is not a large quantity of it. 

We are sorry to inform you that the Muxadavat was lost in the Evenining 
of the 13*. November on the Island of Haynan and went to pieces in less than 
three Hours after she struck. By this unfortunate Accident 44 people were 
drown' d among whom were Captain Bover M^. Bakewell Chief Mate M'. Lacam 
Third Mate and M^. Ham purser. M'. Bacon second Mate and a Boy with 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



41 



seventy five Lascars were saved and brought up to Canton at the Emperors 
Expence the Mandareens treating them on the way with great care & 
Humanity. 









We are 


Canton 






Gentlemen 


Dec«. 22". 


1764. 


1 Your most obed*. humble. Servants 






' 


Thqs. Fitzhugh. 








Sam^. Blount. 








N^. Gakland. 








Wm. Mackenzie. 








A». Hume. 








S^^N. Devisme. 








Thqs. Smith. 








Mn. Horner. 








W". Eous. 








Wm. Harrison. 




List of Ships at Canton- 


-1764. 








When arrivd. When aaU'd 


Of what Nation. Ships Names. 


Commanders. 


at frm. 








Whampo. Whampo. 


English 


. , Glatt^-n 


rovef on 


JanJ'. 30 .. Mar". 3P». 


D°. 


. . Muxadavat from 
Bengal. 


Boytr .., 


M&tK r\ .. Nov'. 10. 


D°. 


. . Valentine 


FerneU .. 


Mar''. 27 .. July 4. 


I>°, 


. . Pocock 


Hooka .. 


Ap'. 14 .. Decs". 


French 


... Mary from 
Maurities. 


Bon Amour 


June 25 


English 


. . Adm'. Pocock 
f'a. Bombay. 


Cleugh .. 


June 26 .. Nov'. 11. 


D". 


. . Latham 


Moffat .. 


July 13 


D". 


. . Bri, ish King . 


P gou 


July 14 


Dutch .. 


.. Stands Wel- 
varen 


Freiyt . . 


July 26 


D°. 


. . Aschat . . 


Huypsr .. 


July 30 


D". 


. . Piuyteveld 


Vanden Bergh . . 


Aug*. 1 


English 


.. LoidClive .. 


Webber . . 


Aug'. 1 


Danish . . 


.. Prince Frederik. 


Elpbii ston 


Aug*. 8 


French >. 


. . Dupde Ptn- 
theore. 


Duvotenet 


Aug*. 8 


Danish . . 


Crjn prince 


Swan . . 


AugMo 


English 
Dutch .. 


. . Norfolk 


Sandys .. 


Aug*. 11 


. . Huysom 


Pieterze 


Aug*. 14 


French .. 


.. Berier .. 


S'. Romain 


Aug*. 14 


D". 


. , Elepbant 


La Motte 


Aug*. 14 


English 


.. Nancy a Snow 
f™. Bombay. 


Abalampe 


Sept'. 4 . . Nov. 24. 


D°. 


.. Pitt .. 


Jpckson 


Sept'. 12 


D". 


. . Northumber- 
land. 


Milford .. 


Oct'. 2 


Swedish 


. . Stockholm Slott. 


Olbers .. 


Oct'. 5 


English 


.. Lord Holland .. 


Nairn . . 


Nov. 2 


DO. 


., Wor.:es.er 


Hall 


Nov'. 3 


D". 


. , Lincoln 


Hardwicke 


Nov'. 16 


D». 


, . London 


AlveB .. 


Dec'. 12 



1766—6 



42 



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p'. Catty. 
p'. pecul. 
d". 
d". 



Catty. 



d° 

P^. 

d°. 

d". 

p'. pecul. 

d°. 

d°. 

d". 

d°. 

d°. 

p'. Catty. 



Pbice Current Canton— 1764. 

TA M.C.C. TA. M.C.C. 

Amber 2 p'. to a Catty . . 10,000 @ 12 

D°. fake fine 12 

d". ordinary 10 

Alum Nankin 1 800 

Arrack B a. a via 45 Doll', to 50 p». Leaguer 

Bee lenutb 3 . . @ 3 500 

Biids Nests 1"*. Sort very fine , . 10 . . 

2^. d°. .. .. 7 .. 

3d. d° 4 5000 @ 5 

Bicho Demar 1=*. Sc rt very fine . . 34 . . @ 35 

white . . 3 . . @ 10 

2*. sort ... 20 . . 22 

3 sort .. 16 .. 

Borax .. 25 . . 

Camphire Borroes Head ... 10 

BJly .. 8 .. 

Foot .. 2 .. 

D°. China 30 . . 

Cinnaber native .. .. 120 

Cochineal very fine ... . . 5040 

D°. ordinary .... 3 . . 

Cow Bezoar ...... 10 . . 

Cotch rouad .. .. .. 4@.. 6 

d". square . . . . .- 6 @ . . 7 

Cotton 8 200 @ 10 

Cloves .. 70 .. 

Copper Japan 20,500 

Coral Beads and branch Coral according to the Quality. 

China Root ...... 9 . . 

Dragons Bbod 1»' Sort .. 1 440 . . 

Elephants Teeth 9 to a pecul ... 45 @ 50 

Flmts 600 

Gensing Canada 1'*. sort . . 1 440 

Gocul 3 

Galingal ..... ^ . . 1 

Gambodia 30 @ 32 

Hingera or Coarse asafatida unsaleable. 

Hartab or yellow Arsenic . . 9 

Lead ..... 4 @ 4 2000 

Myrrh 12 

Musk 22 

Mother of pearl Shells .... 3 

Nutmegs ......... 70 

olibanimi garbled . . ... 8 

ungarbled .... 4 

Pepper Batavia & Bencoolen . . 11 200 

D°. Malabar .. .. 12 

D°. long .... 2 

Pulchuck 15 pr. Cent to be deducted 70 

Quick Silver ....... 70 

Rose Malloes 27 

Red Wood 3 

Rattans 1 800 

Rhubarii 30 

Raw Silk Nankin .... 260 



pecul. 

Catty. 



pecul. 



d^ 

pr. caf^y. 
pr. pecul. 
p'. Catty. 

do. 

pr. pecul. 

d°. 

d\ 



pecul. 
pecul. 

Catty. 
pecul. 
d°. 
d°. 
d". 
d". 
d°. 
d". 
d". 
d». 
d". 
d". 
d". 
d". 
d". 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



43 



Price Cureknt Canton— 1764 — cont. 



Sago 

Sharks fins fine 

Smats 1^* Sort 

IS 12*}"°-'-* 

Sandal Wood 1st . & 2'^. Sor 

D°- Timor 
San Layor Zedoary 
Sapan Wood 
Sugar Candy Chinchew 

Do- Cochin China 

Tin 

Tortoise Shell Thick 
Turmerick 
Pearls according to their Goodness. 



18 



2 
20 

24 



3600 



400 



500 
600 



pr. 



p"". pecul. 
d". 
d°. 



d°. 

Pecul. 
d°. 
d". 

d°. 
d°. 



Estimate of Stocke at Canton November — 1764. Tales. 

Teas remaiuing after the dispatch of i he Glatton & Valentine. 32,591 

Woolens pr. Havannah Gktton and Pocock . . . . 1,36,968 

Lead irom England pr. Glatton & Pocock . . . . 26,830 

Pepper from Bencoolen pr. Valentine Glatton Pocock & L**. 1,04,270 

Clive. 

Imports from Bombay p"^. Latham ... „. ... 24,090 

Imports from Bengal p'. British King .. .. .. 19,8x9 

D". from Mcdras p^. Pitt Northumberland L"'. Holland 1,78,785 

Worcester & Lincoln. 

D". from England pr. Pitt Northumberland L**. Holland 1,28,146 

Worcester Lincoln & Norfolk 

Silver in the Treasury after Glattons & Valentines measurage 48,430 

were paid. 

Silver from Bengal p^. British King . . . . . . 57,681 

Ditto £■". Bombay pf. Latham .. .. .. .. 81,362 

Silver from Madras p"". Northumberland . . . . . . 98,764 

Ditto pr. Worcester L''. Holland & Earl of Lincoba . . . . 33,700 

Money lent at Madias received here on Rcspo dentia . . 12,322 

Gold from Madras pr. Worcester and L"*. Holland . . . . 37,0(iO 

A Respondentia Bond from Btucool n received .. ... 1,991 

What may be receivLd ou bond at Canton Macao . . . . 1,04,700 

Ditto for Bills on Loudon . . . . . . 61,600 

Ditto on Madras . . . . . . . . 47,400 

Imports on Goods and Silver pr. London packet . . . . 22,000 





Ta'. . 


1,248,519 


Deduct the following to be paid out of the above. 






Tales. 




China Ware for the Glatton & Valen- 


3817 




tine. 






Winter Teas 


120229 




Charges on Glatton & Vatentine ex- 


2600 




clusive of Measurage. 






Raw Silk sent Home on the Egmont 


18747 




and Nepl-uue. 






Maccao debt 


51790 




Interest thereon . . 


6042 




Bills drawn on us from Bencoolen 


1479 




Ditto from Manilha 


1439 


206143 



Tales 



1042376 



44 



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N.B. — the Imports are calculated at the prices that part of them sold for 
and what it is imagined the Rest will sell for. 

The Invoice and Canton Prices of Goods sent from Madras to China 
1764. N.B. the Pagoda is estimated at 8 Shillings. 

Invoice Pkioe. Cakton Pbice. 



. 


Tas. dus. 


TaB. duB. 


Tas. dus. 




Tin 


11 850 


12 & 


11,800 




Camphire . . 


10 700 






Unsold will sell for 
ab'. 7 Tas. 


Sandal wood 


12,440 


19,400 


.. 




Wax 


17,400 


18,000 


.- 




Cotch 


5,400 






Not yet arrived. 


Pepper . . 


10,800 


12.000 


.. 


.. 


Cotion . . 


9 300 


10,000 & 


9,600 




Pulchuck 


57,600 


70,000 




To about a 15 pe'. 
Cent as pr. Cus- 
tom here reduces 
the price to 59,500. 


Olibanum 


3,900 


•• 


•• 


Unsold will seU for 
abt. 4,500. 


Elephants Teeth 


41,400 


36,000 


.. 




Redwood 


1,200 


... 


•• 


Unso'd will sell for 
abt- 9 Tas. 


Tippy .. 


6,000 


•• 


•• 


Not yet arrived. 


Weight of 


Cotton Consigned Fbom Madras to Canton. 


Weight P». Invoicb 




Weight 


AT Canton. 


pi, Noithumberland, 




P'. Northumberland. 


Bales. 






Ba». 




Cotton 480 G.Wt. 2014^^0 


CottDn 480 G 


. W*. 207326 


Tare 26 ea^ 


12480 
— 189000 


Tare 




20984 
186422 


pr. L* Ho' land 






P'.L^ 


Hoi and 


Cotton 230 GWV 


9 3". 82 


C ttoa 230 GW'. 


88607 


Tare 25 ea. 


6980 

873 "2 


Tare 




8688 
79919 




Nett 






P'. Worcester. 






P'. Worcester. 


Whole Bales. 




Whole Bales. 




Cotton 174 




Co' ton 174 




i Bales 12 is 6 




I Bales 






180 GW*. 75873 
4680 


12 is 


Q 280 G'^* "^^^ "* 


Tare 26 each 


Tare 




6780 




71193 




68333 




Nett lbs. 347515 


Nett lb. 334674 



jf,B. — The Tare of the Northumberlands Cotton was settled at 43 but some 
that appear'd like half Bales taring 27 an allowance was made in 
Favor of the Merchant. The L<i. Hollands & Worcesters was settled 
at 38 pr. Bale but some of them coming up without cords proper deduc- 
tions were made on that account. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 45 

No. 51. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor «&c^. Council 

OF Fort S^^. George. 
Gentlemen 

We have this day drawn on your Presidency for pagodas nineteen Hundred 
(1900) payable at twenty one days sight to M'. Gregory Michael or order being 
in full of two thousand six Hundred and sixty (2660) new Mexico Dollars 
received of M^. Jacob Paton at the Exchange of 14 DoU^. for 10 Pagodas to 
which we request you will pay due Honor. We are 

Canton Gentlemen 

5™. Jan^. 1765. Your most Obedient Humble Servants 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 
Sam^-. Blount. 
Nathi-. Garland. 
W". Mackenzie. 
Alexk. Hume. 
Step^. De Visme. 
Thos. Smith. 
Mann. Horner. 
Wm. Eous. 
W". Harrison. 



No. 52. 



To the Honble Egbert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I wrote to you by the Macao ship on my arrival here a few days ago & beg 
leave to refer you particularly to M^". Palk to whom I have wrote more circum- 
stantially than would become a publick Letter. 

Enclosed is an account Current of the Compy. Concern at Soolo from the 
London's first Voyage, the Cuddalore account not being included, the Sultan 
having promis'd to fill up his House for the Reception of what Goods may be 
tender'd in payment of the Companys Debt from the Soloo. I have left a 
Chinese named Tiongua who has made several Voyage from Amoy to Soolo 
and had a good Reputation at Manilha to take an Account of these Goods and 
have promised him permission to send two pecul of Gruft Goods Freight free 
to China on the Ship which will carry away the Companys Concerns to which 
r beg the Compy. may be directed to conform. 

I confess the Restriction resrarding the Indiamen puts me to a great Loss 
what Measures to advise for withdrawing the Goods Iving at Soolo. Captain 
Alves wou'd ensraee to conduct a, ship of anv Burthen thither & indeed I am so 
well satisfied of the Facility of the Navigation that I think there is not much 
danger and therefore must still recommend an India man in her wav to China 
as the prooerest for this purrtose small VesselF? are not fit fnv China and thp 
Fxpence of a. large Conntrv shin is verv great, it might indeed be so contrived 
that she should continue some Months at Soolo on<-waTd hound and nroceerling 
to China call there in her Return where she might fill up & probably clear 



46 Records of Fort St. George 

Accounts. If Timber be worth bringing from Soolo it will be easy to bespeak 
Teak or others of any dimensions on her arrival to take in when she returns, 
the disappointment of having no ship would not allow me making that use of 
the Money put on board for this purpose at Manilha such a ship ought to sail 
as early as possible and I don't think it prudent to continue at Sooloo after the 
20*. September. 

I must beg leave to observe that it is only by short delivery the Company 
appear Losers by the Goods laden on the Hawke & Neptune notwithstanding 
the Additional Charges incurr'd on the former at Manilha but I cannot con- 
ceive it any Imputation on me that the Markets should have fallen. You are 
acquainted with the Rate at which these Goods were to be received & approved 
of them & in regard to the Mother of Pearl which was accounted at 5 Doll^ 
Mr. Carter said they might be brought a 11 Doll^. pr. pecul. 

In regard to the Cuddalore's Aec*. which is in some measure referd to 
the Company I shall say nothing as it is not yet settled. 

Inform' d you last year that no consideration could induce me to delay 
my Return to England longer than one season I shall accordingly make my 
application to the Supra Cargoes for a passage on the Latham and have the 
Honor to be 

Canton Honble Sir & Sirs 

22d. Dec*. 1764. Your most obedient Hum. Servant 

A. Dalrymple. 



Letters to Fort St. 



, 1765 



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48 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 53. 

To THE HONBLE ROBEET PaLK EsQ". 

Sm 

I have your Favor of the 5ti>. August to which I shall now particularly 
reply. 

I am obliged to you for the Extract of M^". Sullivans Letter. I had once 
a very favourable Opinion of Mindanao but altho the Northern part which is 
in possession of the Spaniards be a rich Country, I am well convinced this 
Island will never answer the Gompanys purpose, it produces no pepper, the 
Natives have for some years past been engaged in piratical Expeditions against 
the Spanish Islands so that they are little inclined to Commerce & are very 
little civilized the interior country inhabited by the Illanon has been laid Waste 
by a Volcano which a few years since broke out and has obliged most of the 
Inhabitants to remove, the West Cast is entirely destitute of Soundings & 
therefore very ill adapted for a maritine Establishment, the Eastern parts are 
too far from the Track of the Bugguese Navigation to become an Emporium 
for the Country Trade and these parts of Mindanao have not commodities of 
their own production sufficient to support an Establishment of any Consequence. 

In regard to the North part of Borneo the Case is quite different, few places 
are better supplied with Harbours the Coimtry now produces a little pepper 
and if there was a settled Demand the Quantity would be greatly encreased the 
Country abounds with wild Cattle and has many valuable Commodities the 
Natives on the Coast are a commercial people who navigate in their own Vessels 
as far as Java and when I was there in 1762, there was a vessell from Cambosa, 
at Tampassook the Interior Country is inhabited by Idaan who are very numer- 
ous and who will in a few years be of infinite consequence when accustomed to 
commerce with us. 

Besides the situation of the N". part of Borneo is superior to every place 
I know for a general port. 

I mention' d last year the Sultans Intention of making a partition in his 
Dominions in Favor of Dato Sarapedin as a strong Inducement to my return to 
Sooloo. Difficulties arose in regard to this to Obviate all which the Sultan and 
the people who form the Government of Sooloo made a Cession by Way of Sale 
to the Company of the Northern part of Borneo from Towsan Abai to Kumannies 
with all the Islands to the Northward of Borneo comprehending Patawan or 
Parauag Balabar &&. and in this Cession it was stipulated that the Company 
might appoint any of the Sultans Sons or Relations to the administration of 
these districts and accordingly I gave Sarapodin a Commission to govern them 
for the Company which wa's ratified under the Sultans Hand and Seal. 

This plan appears to me infinitely the most expedient for the Companys 
Interest for if the Companv will supply Saropodin with Coast Goods he will 
collect the Produce of the districts under his Jurisdiction and by that means 
v7ill do more towards establishing the Companys Influence in a year or two than 
could otherwise be effected in many. I am well convinced Sarapodin who is 
adored by the Nativies of these Districts is a man of real Honour and Capacity 
equal to the Task if he is assisted, but otherwise it will be impossible for him to 
maintain any Influence in the Country. 

In my former Letter I mention' d that it seemed to me necessary that some 
Goods should be sent to the Companv this season to Sooloo to be delivered onlv 
to such as have clear'd their Accounts which will engage the others both bv the 
Views of Interest and Emulation to pav Avhat they owe. but should thev see no 
distinction made between them who are deficient and those others who have paid 
their debt, it cannot be expected they will be very strict to their Engagements 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 4& 

or the others assiduous in enforcing the Completion of their Contract. The 
quantity of these Goods ought not to h-e to a very great amount. 2000 pag^. T 
think would be sufficient. 

Sarapodin I dare say would be accountable for 5000 pag**. which I doubt 
not he would clear the same season if the ship arrived early, however in regard 
to him & the others I think there should be a great distinction not only as his 
word may be trusted, but as, if the Company do not lose by him, all his profits 
will ultimately be to their advantage, & therefore they ought not to desire 
an equal Gain. 

I mention' d also that it seemed necessary to send some Goods to the Sultan 
as without some he was in a Manner without Revenues I have transmitted the 
remmorandum [_sic'] he gave me on that Head and also for some Books which he 
is extremely sollicitous of I mention 'd particularly if he had no Goods this 
season the Regulations he had made in regard to the Birds Nests would be 
ineffectual. What ever the old man is entrusted with must be done with 
Caution he is so devoted to gaming that altho he condemns it he cannot 
refrain, some people suspect his Attachment, for my own part I think it the 
greatest Wisdom to be blind, where it is not to ones interest to see, this I beg- 
may be a Caution particularly injoin'd his Apostacy will always prevent 
a Cordial Union with the Spaniards and if we only put a confidence in him so 
as necessity obliges he can never deceive us, but it is absolutely requisite to 
appear without suspicion, nor will there be much room for it whilst he finds 
he has an Interest in our Friendship he has very high Ideas of the Regal autho- 
rity, Ideas inconsistent with their Constitution and of which the Natives are 
very Jealous. But his Age will I apprehend prevent any Revolution at his- 
Death it can scare be avoided. 

The Competitors will then be Allimooden and Jorack the first Son to Banti- 
lan succeeded his Father and resigned to his uncle on his return from Manilha 
but not so handsomely as to avoid incurring disgust. He is married to the Pre- 
sent Sultans Daughter sister to Saropodin a Woman of high spirit & Capacity 
the Husband cannot write or read so that he is in a Manner dependant on his 
Wife, young Allimodins party is very powerfull & comprehends many whom 
it must be our Interest to be United with, but he has not shewn himself a Man 
of principle so that he cannot be relied on. 

Israil the present Sultans only sou by Marriage, all the others being by 
concubines, was bred up at Manilha and speaks Spanish very well, he is extremely 
plausible but insincere & deceitful it appears to me he is attached to the Spani- 
ards who have great Confidence in him tho none in his Father. His party is 
not inconsiderable but is chiefly among the Higher sort and I do not apprehend 
will be found equal to his opponent when his Father is removed. I have detected 
him in many Falsehoods of the worst Nature intended to raise a prejudice against 
others opposed to him in Interest it is necessary to appear fair with him but 
his word must be consider' d as Wind. There is another person who ought to be 
mentioned here Dato Mustapha married to the Sultans eldest Daughter & 
Israels Sister who has pretensions to the Crown which his Father possessed, he 
has Influence nor activity to form a party of Consequence but is much relied on 
by the Spaniards to whom I believe he has some attachment, he does not want 
Capacity but it goes no farther than Conversation he has a little soul composed 
of Envy and Deceit, extravagant as a Child in dress & Baubles, tho it is very 
difficult to obtain payment from him as he would rather have a gaudy appearance 
than an easy Mind or good Reputation. 

Sarapodin married to this Mans Sister scarce ought to be mention 'd in such 
a List, the Natives the Bugguese the Chinse all unite in his Applause, he seeme 
formed to make a people happy as neither insolent nor oppressive but returning 
good for Evill, meek to his superiors & Equals, complaisant to all tho' perhaps 
unhappily for such a country His Heart is too open & tho he can bear much he 

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is above Dissimulation & when warmed with affronts or Injuries he expresses 
himself totally and without disguise even to his leather, whose Temper is equally 
warm tho not equally candid, he is not destitute of Emulation or Ambition but 
these actuating a generous soul he desires to distinguish himself by a superiority 
in Knowledge & Virtue strict to his Word & Honour tho not without the Erailties 
of human Nature his Dignity is maintained with Ease and Respect is enforced 
by Love he indeed reigns in the Hearts of the people except some who finding 
themselves beneath him in worth view with Malevolence the Esteem his merit 
claims the Natives of the Borneo Islands speak of Sarapodin with the warmest 
affection they say he never plunders them or abuses the women, which is commonly 
the Case with the other Datos who visit the out districts where they have no 
Body to controul them but when Sarapodin is present he prevents these Excesses 
by his Authority and Example as well amongst his dependants as equals the 
Chinese complain that most of the Chief people at Sooloo extort from them 
all they can borrow but say that Sarapodin faithfully pays for everything he 
has. 

He agreed to go with me to Balamhangan but the Vessell in which he went 
not being ready, I left Sooloo before him he was detained longer than intended 
so that be was not arrived at Balamban when I left it he was accompanied by 
some Chinese. Dalo Jaffir Pranky Mallick and some other Sooloos it was a 
great Misfortune he did not join me early Balamban j an as by this Means we 
could not settle a plan for the management of affairs in that Quarter if he is 
duely assisted it will draw the Country people and Chinese there and should the 
Company hereafter determine on an Establishment it will be attended with 
fewer difficulties after this Intercourse is open'd. 

Sarapodins Brother Dato Jaffir tho not equal to Sarapodin in Capacity 
and activity I recommend as the fittest Person to supply his place in case of any 
Accident. Oky Mallick is one of the most considerable Men at Sooloo. He is 
the Chief of the people and has a very great Influence as well from his office as 
Connections. I am convinced from what I have seen that he is a Man of Inte- 
grity & Capacity tho' not ostentatious he informed me before I went to Balam- 
hangan that he had in his House Goods to clear his. Account with the Com- 
pany which I believe to be the case. He is one of the chief supports of Allino- 
dins party and is not beheld by the old Sultan without Eesentment as one 
nhiefly concerned in the Eevolution when he evacuated the Crown and fled to 
Manilha it appears to me Okim Mallick, and some others concerned in that 
Event, tho perhaps in some things deceived had good Reason from the conduct 
of the Sultan to rise in defence of their Liberty. 

Raja Laut another of Allimodins party is a person of great Authority and 
Influence he is not to be trusted as a Merchant but ought to be treated with 
great Courtesy as capable of being troublesome tho he seems to be well inclined 
to do us any Civility. His Nephew now a Child will probably be a very con- 
siderable person when grown up and therefore ought to be taken notice of, there 
.are many pearls in this Family, particularly with this Childs Mother who is 
Raja Lauts sister and tho a Widow is young and fond of shew for which she 
will not scruple to bestow her pearls. This family is in every Respect one of 
the richest and most considerable at Sooloo. 

Sababonal another of this party seems to be well enough disposed but un- 
Ticquainted with Business and of small Capacity he is one of the old Sooloos full 
of the superiority of his Country from the glorious period of it when their arms 
protected their own dominions from the Spaniards and extended its Authority 
over the adjoining people. 

Manahee tho not now in that Office and his Son Amul are persons who will 
lie verv usefull but must not be too much relied on, the Father is not strict in the 
navment of his Debts and therefore not to be trusted as a merchant, but they 



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are civil and I have often found them useful they have much Influence over 
Allimodin and are strongly attached to him from Interest as well as Resentment 
to Israil. 

Dato Toomangong who is the person the Sooloos have appointed in Data 
Juhans place for the Management of their affairs with the Company is allied 
to Israil and attach'd to him he seems a well meaning Man inclin'd to oblige 
but rather indolent and apt to be led away by other opinions it is necessary to 
be extremely civil to him as the Goods pass thro' his Hands and as any disgust 
would be attended with delays and difficultys. I cannot omit mentioning one 
Instance of his Integrity Captain Matthews gave them Credit for 300 Dollars 
more than received of which mistake he informed me on drawing up the 
Account Curr*. 

The other Datos of Torado party are Mamancha and Manabeil the first an 
artful! designing fellow who has a pleasure in fomenting dissentions and has 
much the Sultans Ear he pretends to be a great Scholar and very devout the 
other is very illiterate and is a mean selfish man he was before in the office of 
Maharaja Lela. 

I have thus given a sketch of the chief persons with whom our 
people can have connections: I fancy it will appear too involved a sistem 
to intermeddle with politically. I have cautiously avoided being of any party 
and must recommend the same Measure it is not our Interest to interfere at all 
in the Government and altho' the Sultan might be glad of the support to his 
Government the probable Consequence would be his destruction as it would 
induce him to go farther than he ought or than the Native would bear I applied 
to him to unite with Troomaryong & Oky Mallick in assisting them to recover 
all the Companys Debt which he promised and threatens to put in Execution a 
compact made amongst themselves by which they agreed that the Effects and 
Slaves of all who did not pay their Debt should be sequester' d and he promised 
to fit up his own House to receive the Goods as they should be oft'er'd and on this 
promise I left a China man who came from Manilha nam'd Joongua to keep 
an Account. 

The directions of the -Company in regard to the Indiamen cannot fail of 
having a bad Influence on their Sooloo Concerns. The Instructions I transmitted 
last year are sufficient to direct a prudent Commander in safety and had the 
Pitt come to Sooloo from the Coast I should have been enabled to have recovered 
a large portion of the Companys outstanding debt for had We received all the 
Goods they have on Hand I would have insisted on the remainder being paid 
in pearls by those who had any & were still in arrear. But as the absence of 
a ship gave an opportunity to some to sell their Goods to the Chinese, and 
afforded a plausible pretext to others to avoid giving any pearls by the allegation 
that they could not know what Ballance would remain due after delivering- 
their Goods it was impossible for me to settle any Account. 

The Voyage by the several disappointments it has met with has undergone 
a total Change these difficulties occur 'd to me in general and when it was first 
proposed I explained the Consequences of a late arrival which has been continued 
from year to year with an additional Inconvenience as they have now none of 
the Goods remaining which they received and throwing the Royal Captains 
Cargo into their Hands took away the Check which in some measure bound 
them to the fulfilling their Engagements. Balo Bandaharias Death was indeed 
an Event which could I have foreseen I would never have undertaken the 
Voyage as I grounded my Expectations and representations much on his Influ- 
ence and Integrity, another Misfortune is the death of Dato Juhan and others 
who were particularly connected in all our Resolutions. Bv this the Managre- 
ment has passed from Hand to Hand till it rests with people who little under- 
stand the original Articles of Agreement and the alterations which Circum- 
stances introduced by this Means they in general seem to think they executf- 
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their Engagements if they pay the amount of this Debt in Sago &c^. whereas this 
only was acunitted on their discharging their debt m the limited Time in which 
period it was well known they could not clear their Concern without a large 
portion of the more valuable articles as Birds nest &c^. this opinion has some 
authority from our deficiency of shipping to carry of the Goods they have long 
had on Hand and which are liable to great Losses from Theft and other Accidents 
and this is the source of their averseness to give any pearls as it is much more 
to their Interest to discharge their debt in other Things. 

I confess the Restriction regarding the Indiamen puts me to a great Loss 
what measure to advise for withdrawing the Goods lying at Sooloo. Captain 
Alves would engage to conduct a ship of any Burthen thither and indeed I am 
so weU satisfied of the Facility of the Navigation that I think there is not much 
difficulty or danger and therefore must still recommend an Indiamen in her way 
to China as the properest Vessell for this purpose small Vessells are improper 
for China, and the Expence of a large Country ship is very great it might indeed 
be so contriv'd that she would continue some Months at Sooloo outw^. bound 
and proceeding to China call there again on her Eeturn where she might fill 
up and probably clear Accounts, if Timber be worth bringing from Sooloo it 
will be easy to bespeak Teak or other of any dimensions on her arrival to take 
in when she returns, the disappointm*. of having no ship would not allow 
me making that use of the Money put a board for this purpose at Manilha such 
a ship ought to sail as early as possible from India and I don't think it prudent 
to continue at Sooloo after the 20*^. September. I enclose two intercepted Letters 
and can inform you nothing more than what you will learn from their Contents. 
I shall write to you again by the London. In the mean while I have Honor to 
be 

Canton Sir 

22». Decemb. 1764. Your most obedient Humble Servant 

A. Dalrymple. 

Purport of a Letter from the Sultan of Sooloo. 

Blue Cloth 1st. 2d. & 3^. sorts. 

What other Goods the Company shall think proper. 

This Letter to be delivered to any Alim desiring him to purchase the Books 
mentioned in the same Letter and a Catty of Arabian Musk together with the 
books and if they desire the amount. I request the Company to advance it 
and also for 15 Dollars worth of Agala Wood. 

Sign'd in Arabian Characters. 

Translate of two Intercepted Letters refer'd to in M"'. Dalrymple' s to 
the Governor. 

Don Domingo De Rosa 

I have received your Favor, and notwithstanding I have felt a great deal 
for your Misfortunes It has yet given me great pleasure to find that you enjoy 
your Health procure some Way or another to get out of your Captivity at the 
same time communicate to me what you shall think convenient, in the same con- 
formity you did in your last for which I return you my Thanks hoping that God 
will keep you under his Protection. 
May 13, 1764. Pedro Yawze. 

D*. Antonta Souasa. 

I received yours dated the 14*^. Ultimo as to what you mention I say it is 
publick and notorious your good Behaviour in the Assistance vou gave the pri- 
soners to make their Escape from this Kingdom at the same Time T am that 



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there has not been a Favorable Conjuncture [sic'] for its taking Effect without 
doubt it is owing to the great Liberty you find there, what I now say to you 
is (dont be a Fooll) and as soon as you can come here for we shall always find 
some Employment or another for you and dont stay there suffering Hardships 
as you express in your Letter but above all take care of your Religion God 
help you under his Protection. 

May 13th. 1764. Pedro Yawze. 



No. 54. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OP Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

This waits on you p^. a Chellinga which we now dispatch to your Honor 
&c^. with fifty nine Bales of Callicoes on account of the Honble Company 
Invoice of which and Bill of lading we will forward by the Tappies, and are 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sms 

12 March 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
Robert Dowset. 



No. 55. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This accompanys Bill of lading & Invoice of fifty nine Bales of Callicoes 
consigned you yesterday pi", a Chellinga, your Honor &c^. will observe that three 
Bales are torn and damaged cloth as mentioned in the Invoice which happen'd 
in the wash but as by putting it up here at outcry as usual it would not produce 
near its value, We have taken upon us to send it to your Presidency where it 
may probably meet with a more advantageous sale in order that tlie Honble 
Company may be as little sufferers as possible, The Washers here not being 
in a capacity to pay for it. 

We are 
Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

13™. March 1765. Your most Obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland, 
Robert Dowsett. 



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No. 56. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have duely received your Favour of the !«*. of Sept^. by Captain Roberts 
of the Maria Marcelina. 

Our last address to you w^ent in Duplicates on the Princess Augusta Capt^i. 
Thomas Baddison and the Neptune Captain George Emptage Via Batavia ; We 
iiatter ourselves that these ships with the Admiral Watson Capt^. Blewit are 
by this safely arrived at Fort S*. George and that they were sufficient to tran- 
sport all the Men and Stores from Batavia from which place We have not 
had any advices. 

The Return of the Companys Snow the Syren here the Ib^^. of November 
after having been out two Months and in what We thought the most favourable 
Seas,on for making her passage to the Bay was a Matter of Concern and Sur- 
prize to us. The Master in his Vindication alledges that the she stood out to 
sea near 7" yet the Winds were so strong from the North West with southerly 
Currents that he could not clear this Island. We hope she will be more success- 
full in this attempt Captain Tyrrell has directions to touch at Moco Moco & 
Natal to land some Stores & passengers & therefore will be finally dispatched 
from the latter place. 

We have given M^'. Wyat at Natal directions to send on the Syren Twenty 
of his Seapoys in Garrison there and We purpose sending the same Number on 
board the Speedwell together with some officers of that Corps the large supply 
of Europeans received by the Ships of this year has enabled us to comply with 
the Desire of these people to return to their Country and We are in Hopes it 
will have a good Effect whenever we shall find it necessary to request a Recruit. 

We apprehend your Honor &c^. must long ere this have been informed of 
the unhappy Loss of the Nancy Ketch Capt^. Cleghorn bound from Bengal for 
this place with a Cargo of Ophium on the Companys Account in Sept^. last to 
the Eastward of Atcheen Capti. Roberts of the Marea Marcelina touching at 
Atcheen in his passage hither met with and brought here one Matthew Bray, 
who as he himself says was the second Mate of that Vessel, there wei-e also 
at Atchein some Lascars but Captain Roberts could not prevail with them 
to go on board his Vessel as it appears to us that theii- is some Reason to sus- 
pect, that Captii. Cleghorn & his officers were cut of before the Ketch was 
lost and that Bray was concern'd therein. We have thought it proper to confine 
him in Irons and now send him on the Syren, as we apprehend in Case our sus- 
picions are just that some of the Crew may have got back to Madras or Bengal 
and he if guilty be brought to a legal Tryal, We enclose for your Information 
the Account given us by Bray himself of this affair as also the Depositi'.ms of 
Captain Roberts and Benjamin Governor Goriman, upon which We grounded 
our suspicions should none of the Nancys Crew be at Fort S*. George to clear 
np this affair your Honor &c^. will please to send Bray and the paJDers to the 
Governor of Fort William. 

The Honble Court having advised that they were a preparing to send two 
ships to Madagascar for Slaves and the President and Council of Bombay 
informing us that they have great Expectations of sending us a large Number 
their Arrival will naturally occasion a larg-er Cnnsumptinn of Rice than we • 
apprehended would be when we wrote you last. We are therefore to request 
that vonr Honour &q.^. will take such opportunities as may offer to supply us. 



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with what can be spared the bad Weather we have had this Year having pre- 
vented the Country people from making plantations^ there appears some proba- 
bility that we shall be also necessitated to supply their wants instead of meeting 
any Assistance from them. 

The Consignment by the Maria Marceiina tuined out agreable to the 
Invoice & We have paid Capt^. Koberts the Freight he demanded which being 
a little exorbitant induces us to request that you will hereafter adjust the Terms 
at Fort S*. George. We are much obliged to your Honor &C'''. for the Madeira 
Wine and flatter ourselves that we shall in future be assisted with a larger 
Quantity yearly, as the increase of servants on this coast will require, if it 
can be spared at least thirty pipes. 

The Karal of Elg _ ; t in Cooke anchored in our Road the 2^1. Instant 
this ship arrived on the Coast early in October but could not beat up against the 
strong N. West Winds and was obliged to bear at last away for Crole at which 
place she refresh'd her people and took in a supply of Water; in sending her 
Boats a shore at Manna for Water, they were overset & M^. Creighton Chief 
Officer five seamen together with Capt^i. Lieu*. Shaw our Sub Ingineer were 
unfortunately drovm'd. The Ship is now at Pooloo taking in the pepper and 
will be dispatched as soon as possible by the Pitts Tract to Canton. 

In Consequence of your Advices to us that there was great probability of 
Money being wanted in China for the Investment, We have been induced to 
take some Goods here proper for that Market which will be sent on certain 
conditions upon the Earl of Elgin the produce being to be paid to the Supra 
cargoes for the Companys Use. We cannot yet ascertain how much the 
amount may be, but We imagine near twenty thousand dollars, as our Trea- 
sury is very low. We pay the owners for them in Notes which we have engaged 
to receive into Cash for Bills on England or any of the Presidencys as may 
best suit the Proprietors and We are to desire that your Honor &c^. will please 
to Honor such as may be passed on you for this Account. 

We shall duely observe what you recommend of allowing Time in Case the 
Bills we may draw by one Conveyance should be large. 

Due Credit shall be given your presidency for the pagodas (800) eight 
Hundred paid the owners of the Luconia for the Transportation of the Chinese 
from Manilha. 

In case the Account Current which your Honor &c^. propose sending should 
not explicitly clear up what money M^. Russell may have received, We desire 
you will order an Enquiry to be made whether that Gentleman received any pay 
from his arrival in India in July 1760 to his arrival at Fort S*. George in Dec- 
ember 1761. 

The Detention of the Snow Syren through the badness of the Weather 
gives us an opportunity of accusing the Receipt of your Honor & Councils 
Letter of the 18*^1. September of the Elisabeth Snow Capt". Johnson Avho 
imported here the 7*^^. Instant, the several Papers inclosed in the packet were 
found to correspond with the List thereof transmitted, not having any Thing to 
reply to the Contents, 

We are 
Fort Marlborottgh Honble Sir & Sirs 

10™. Jank"^. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 
Joseph Darvall. 
RoRT. Hay. 
George Scott. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 



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P.S. — We have granted on your Honour &c^. Council the following Bills o£ 
Exchange. 

1 Sett payable at 30 days sight to Mr. James Hay or order value received 
of Robert Hay Esqr. S. Ds. 5400 3375 Pagodas. 

RoGEB Carter. 
Joseph Darvall. 
Robert Hay. 
George Scott. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 



No. 57. 



To THE HoNBLE Robert Palk EsQK. 

President and Governor &C'^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We are desired by the Governor and Council of Negapatam to request 
the payment of two Bills of Exchange drawn on you from Malacca by Mess^'s. 
Jackson and Cleghorn dated 27*i». May and IS^^. June. 

We have endors'd these Bills in Favor of M^. Jacob A Dormieaux to whom 
you will be pleased to pay the amount. 

1 Drawn )>y M'. Jackson foi . . . . . . Tagor^as 720 IJ 

1 bv Wii'lam C;c-( horn .. 114 18 



2 amount of both Bills ^ag^ 834 19J 

We have the Honor to be 

PULLICAT HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

218T. March 1765. Your most Obedient and most Humble Servants 

P. T. Dormieaux. 
S. De. Jencherk. 



No. 58. 



To THE Honorable the Governor 

& Council at Madras. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

This serves to advise my Draft on you in Favor of the Honble Dutch East 
India Company of this Days date ^r. Dutch Guilders 3200 & 10 Stivers, to 
which please to give due Honor & place to the account of the owners of the Ship 
Pitt and oblige. 

Malacca Honble Sir & Sirs 

27™. May 1764. Your most obedient and most humble Servant 

Jos=. Jackson. 



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No. 59. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ^^. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I having put into this port upon my passage from Bengal towards Bencoolen 
for Water (fee", on account of the Southwest Monsoons setting in so hard which 
forced me to the Eastward of Atcheen and has occasion' d my going thro' tnese 
streights, I have therefore been obliged to draw a Bill on the Honble Company 
for the sum of one Hundred and fifty Spanish Dollars at the Rate of 68 Stivers 
pr. Dollar which makes Five Hundred and ten Hollands Guilders in Favor of 
the Honble David Bullen Esq''. &c^. Council or their order as the sum is advanced 
for sundry necessaries received on board the Honble Companys Ketch the Nancy 
under my Command I doubt not you will please to duely Honor the same. 

I am 
Mallacca Honble Sir & Sirs 

l«f. OF June 1764. Your most obejdient humble Servant 

W". Cleghorn. 



No. 60. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqr. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

of Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the lUocos which arrived here last Night we have been favor'd with 
your Letters of the 17*1^. 20*. & 21st. of February last the Contents of which 
We shall endeavor to comply with and we have the Honor to acknowledge the 
Receipt of the fifteen thousand Madras pagodas you was pleased to remit us 
by that Conveyance as also the seven Thousand you order us to send to M^. 
Dolben at Ingeram which We have this day forwarded together with the packet 
for that place. 

The Iliocos being in want of water we shall supply her therewith and detain 
her no longer than is necessary for that purpose. 

Vizagapatam We are with due Respect 

7 March 1765. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most obedient Humble Servants* 

John Smith. 
W". Barker, 



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No. 61. 

To THE HONBLE HoBERT PaLK EsQ*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S"^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I had yesterday the Honor to receive your Commas, by Way of Vizagapatam 
accompanying seven Thousand (7000) Madras pagodas vphich shall be directly 
applied to the purposes of the Investment here in which I beg leave to reassure 
your Honor &c^. all possible care and attention shall be used. I have the Honor 
to be with the greatest Eespect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

14™. March 1765. Your most Humble and most Ob*. Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 62. 

To THE Honble Eobert Palk Esq«. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am Honor'd with your Commands of the 5*'^ Instant enclosing Extract 
of a Letter from the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam, I have already advised your 
Honor &c^. of the arrival of the seven thousand (7000) Madras Pagodas bv the 
Illocus. 

I shall now proceed to 'give your Honor &c^. all the Information I am able 
in answer to the above Extract, I am very sorry I am obliged to begin by observ- 
ing that however Confidently the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam have reported 
these Matters they are nevertheless far distant from the Truth as well with 
1-egard to my offering advances and the Merchants refusing them as my Mer- 
chants encroaching on their Investment and they must certainly have been very 
much misinformed the first being a thing impossible f™. my want of cash which 
will fully appear by my Cash Account of January many Arguments are not 
necessary to support this Assertion I hope it will be sufficient to refer to my 
Letters of the 29*^. Janry. 1^*. February and S^. Instant to prove what I have 
said in the former I acquainted your Honor &c^. that I had contracted with 
five Merchants and advanced them 10200 M^. Pag^. in my next that I had 
advanced to Dontom Chittee Verapah 1000 Mad". Pag^. being all the state of the 
Cash would then alloAV that I had conversed with the Upparah Merchants who 
were willing to enter into Contract with me on the same Terms as the others 
which I declare expressly to be a Matter of Fact that I had contracted with one 
of them namely Lackum Chittee Sattisum and had promised him an advance 
out of the first supply I should receive not having it in my power at that Time 
to make him any and that the other Merchants having some Ballances at 
Vizagapatam after setling which I should enter into Contract with them also 
and they were then well satisfied with those conditions it could not be that I 
offer 'd them advances when I had no Money and therefore as I had it not in my 
powei' to make them any such offers it was impossible they could reject them 
which I believe renders it unnecessary for me to say any more on this part. 

It gives me a painfull Concern that the above Gentlemen should endeavour 
to throw out Insinuations so much to my Disadvantage when I am conscious to 



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myself of having acted hitherto with the greatest Circumspection and been sa 
scrupilous as not to employ a Man who formerly traded to this settlement for 
no other reason than his being a little to the Northward of Upparah. 

The Upparah Merchants when here told me that Mi'. Smith had declared 
to them that that place was not to be under my Manage*, of which I have 
already advised your Honor &c^. in a former Letter accordingly they not 
knowing whom to believe prefer 'd the Argument in which side there was ready 
Money and took fresh advances and it has since been reported that the Gentle- 
men at Vizagapatam have made them an Offer to provide all their fine Goods 
which would be certainly now to their Advantage as all the fine Cloth taken 
in at Vizagapatam is only of 20^ and 21 pun j urns not of the first Sortment as 
taken in here and at Bandarmalanka where the Contract is made for the first 
sort only the offers I made them were the same as the others Merchants and 
the same proportion in the different Assortments of Cloth as prescribed by 
your Honor (fec^. making it a point not to shew a partiality to one Man more 
than another by these Means it may be possible the Gentlemen at Vizapatani 
may have since persua<^i. the Upparah Merchants to contract with them rather 
than me and it appears very evident they have been dictated to on this occasion 
its well known no Merchant can be forcibly obliged to enter into Contract it was 
of their own free good Will they offer 'd to contract with me without my pressing 
them to it in the least their having changed their inclinations in so short a time 
and in so extraordinary a manner is indeed somewhat surprizing tho to be 
accounted for as above should these same Merchants insensible to their own 
Interests prefer living in the Rajahs Country which I really know not how to 
believe I may venture to affirm theirs would be the less and not the Honble 
Companys without they were Men of greater ability than those I am speaking of. 
Upparah Merchants to contract with them rather than me and it appears very 
evident they have been dictated to on this Occasion tis will known no Merchant 
can be forcibly obliged to enter into Contract it was of their own free good Will 
they offerd to contract with me without my pressing them to it in the least 
their having changed their inclinations in so short a time and in so extraordi- 
nary a Manner is indeed somewhat surprizing tho to be accounted for as above, 
should these same Merchants insensible to their own Interests, prefer living in 
the Rajahs Country which I really know not how to believe. I may venture to 
affirm theirs would be the loss and not the Honble Companys, without they 
were Men of greater Ability than these I am speaking of. 

The Gentlemen at Vizagapatam wrote to me your Honors &c^. Orders 
should be complied with in Regard to Upparah at the same Time they address'd 
you representing the apparent Necessity of Upparahs being under them by an 
Argument much more specious than solid . 

Being every sensible that your Honor &ca. was pleas 'd to intend Upparah 
should be under my Management on account of its Vicinity, I have taken ever^' 
Precaution not to let my Merchants interfere in any shape with any other 
settlement, five of the Merchants I have employed live within Sight' of the 
Factory House, the sixth lives near Mnndapettah and they all declare they have 
made no Advance in the Toney Country, it then rests with the Upparah Mer- 
chant Lackum Chittee Pattisum who yet has had no Advance from me it is 
probable he may have had some old Ballances on the Weavers that Way when 
he traded to Vizagapatam which it is but reasonable he should collect and it is 
this must have given Rise to the Complaint of what the Gentlemen a,re nleasd 
to call my interfering with their Investment which I heg; Leave to assure vour 
Honor &C''^. I shall be particnlarlv carefull to avoid, T cannot help thinking 
the Gentlemen have but little Reason to claim Upparah as a Vicinage when it 
is a hundred Miles distant from them. 

As I have been very desirous to come at the real Truth of this Matter T 
took occasion a few Days ago to enquire of M"". Charls Smith who pnss'd this 
Way on his Journey to Madras and mentioned the above to me which of mv 

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60 Records of Fort St. Geort 



Merchants it was that had made this Inf ringinent, and where, but he was unable 
to satisfy me in this Particular only answering in general they looked upon 
Upparah and all the Country thereabouts to be the Toney Country which was 
indeed explaining the Matter in a much clearer Manner than I even expected. 
I wish it were in my power to acquaint your Honor &c^. exactly where the Toney 
Country does commence. I have always understood hitherto it to be about thirty 
five Miles to the Northward of Upparah that is a little on the Northern side of 
PierowPettah. 

As I have nothing more at Heart than the Interest of my Honble Employers, 
I could wish it more possible for all the Cloth in the Country to be carried to one 
settlement which would greatly decrease y^. Expense but that is rendered quite 
impracticable by the many Traders this Way. I humbly beg leave to observe 
it would be much more to the Honble Companys Advantage that instead of my 
not being permitted to trade to Upparah, The Dutch at Jaggemaitporum 
could be hinderd from so doing as well as in the Toney Country and its 
Neighbourhood where they have made Advances about twenty Days past to the 
Amount of thirty thousand Pagodas, should the French settle this way they will 
likewise expect their Share of the Trade and will undoubtedly to all the Towns 
and Buzars they have been accustom' d to heretofore, in this Case I should 
labour under the greatest Disadvantage and Uneasiness by being the only person 
of the three Nations obliged to sit passive. I must humbly beg leave to observe 
also it is very notorious that at the Time Ingeram Factory was before settled 
and M»'. Westcott traded to Upparah and its neighbourhood there was con- 
siderably a larger Investment made at Vizagapatam than there ever has been 
since, which will more fully appear by the Consignments made from that settle- 
ment by Mr. Lewin Smith and M'. Boddam which proves that the Dutch were 
the only Gainers by there being no settlement at Ingeram and not the Gentlemen 
at Vizagapatam who made no manner of Advantage by the long dormant 
state of this Factory. 

I once more beg leave to assure your Honor &c^. that I shall use every 
effectual method in my power to Present any of niy Merchants trading in any 
manner to the prejudice of the Investment carrying on at Vizagap™. and I 
indeed cannot think it would answer their purpose to fetch cloth at such a 
Distance without it was considerably cheaper in the Toney Country than it is 
this Way. 

I humbly beg leave to return your Honor &e^. my most grateful Thanks for 
the Increase you have been pleased to add to my Allowance. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 
Inger.\m Honble Sir & Sirs 

17™. March 1765. Your most humble and most obe*. Servt. 

George Dolben. 



No. 63. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq". 

President and Governor &c*. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I take this Opportunity of advising you of my Arrival here yesterday 
Evening The Consignments for this Place by the S*. John Baptista are not 
yet all landed so that I cannot advise at present of their out Turn. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 61 



The Treasure consigned by her for the service of Ingeram I have forwarded 
thither overland under a proper Escort of sepoys in obedience to your Com- 
mands. 

1 am very respectfully 
Masulipatm. Honble Sir & Sirs 

20^= Mar=. 1765. Your very obed*. Hume. Servt. 

John Pybus. 



No. 64. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqr. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favor 'd with your Letters of the 18tii. & 'li)^^. Instants. 

In regard to the off Reckonings of this Settlement the paymaster acquaints 
us he never has received any since he has been in that Employ but will consult 
the Pay Rolls and endeavour to state an Account thereof in future your Direc- 
tions, on this Head shall be complied with. 

In Consequence of your Appointment of M^". Dowset third in Council here; 
the several Employs of the settlement have been adjusted in Consultation in 
the following Manner Viz*. M^. Calland Paymaster to the Garrison and Can- 
tonements, M^. Dowset Warehousekeeper, Sea, and Land Customer, Store- 
keeper & Accountant: M^. Goddard under the Warehousekeeper and Deputy 
Paymaster. My. Barclay Secretary and Clerk of the Market, but the Business 
of this settlement being considerably encreased and carried on with much Incon- 
venience by the great Distance from the several Objects of Business Join'd to the 
A.bserice of one of our Assistants great part of every Month at Worriarpolam 
and Arrealoor; lays us under a Necessity of representing to your Honor Szo^. 
that another Member at our Board and two more Assistants are still necessary 
in order to carry on the Business in a proper Manner, especially as M^". Goddard 
one of our present Assistants has but an indifferent state of Health and is now 
so ill that he is incapable of any Business. 

The Chief having acquainted us that the President had appriz'd him of 
the Armj^ being to be cantoon'd here and therefore directed him to prepare 
Quarters for the Troops which has been done accordingly but a sufficient Num- 
ber of proper Houses not to be got to receive them all, it was therefore neces- 
sai7 to erect some Sheds for that Purpose, and some Alterations were likewise 
necessary to the Houses an Account of which we will transmit to your Honor 
&c^. as soon as ever it can be made out togoether with the Monthly Rent of the 
.-evei-al Houses occupied by them. 

Both the old and new Merchants are lately mention'd to you havs. deliver'd 
in their Proposals for a new Contract finding they greatly exceeded the 
•Quantity you orderd to be provided on the List of Investment lately trans- 
mitted us. We reduced them proportionably thereto and some of them offering 
to contract for the Betteelas of 40 Covids at an half Pagoda those of 50 
Covids one & and an half and the Worriarpollam at half a Pagoda ^J". Corge 
less than last Year. We have contracted for those Articles accordingly hut 
there being no Musters or Prices to guide us in the articles of Succatoons Sc 
Salampores, Blue, we find ourselves obliged to apply to your Honor &c^. for 
them or to order Musters to be made here as you may judge best, the other Arti- 
•cles we have contracted for on the same plan & prices as last Year excepting 



62 Records of Fort St. George 

with Saumy Naudah who has to deliver in more Cloth than the amount of the 
Money that may be first advanced him before he receives another Advance as 
mentioned in one of our former Letters & Streeshalaputty being the only Mer- 
chant willing to undertake the provision of the Salem Cloth We were therefore 
unavoidably onliged to contract with him for the whole Quantity, the several 
Merchants Contracts specifying the different Articles and Quantityes with the 
prices and Terms come herewith for your Inspection, & which as most of their 
Quantities are lessend by the Addition of the new Merchants. We hope they 
will perform more punctually than last Year and that our Conduct herein will 
meet with your Honor &c^. Approbation. 

Our Surgeons having acquainted us that the following Terms are the 
lowest they can undertake to contract for supplying the Hospital with the 
Necessaries you require Viz*^. to diet the Men at the Rate of four Fanams each 
pr. Day each person reckoning the Fanams at 42 p^. Pagoda & to furnish the 
other necessaries at 5 fa^. ^ day each Person reckoning the fanams at 36 ^ 
Pagoda which exceeding the Terms you limited us to, we must wait your further 
Directions on this Head, in the mean Time they desired us to represent they are 
in great want of Cloaths & Bedding, 

As the necessary to be made to our Merchants for the new Contract will 
greatly exceed the present Ballance of our Cash notwithstanding the late 
supply. We must therefore request your Honor &c^. will send us an adequate 
supply as soon as possible. 

Our Monthly Accounts & other papers wait on you herewith & are with 
great Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

25 March 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
Robert Dowsett. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



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Copy of the Contracts made by the Chief & Council of CctddaIiORE with the 
FOLLOWING Merchants for the Hon'blb Comianys Investment for the year. 
1766 Viz^. 

Streeshel^^pcttty his Contract for the following goods Viz''. 
Call. Covd. Covi. Pieces. 

Long Cloth Sfo.em .. 9 72 Long & 2^ Broad 9000 at P 48| fiCorge P 21708 27 — 
Long Cloth Midliiig 



Blue 


. 9 36 


21 


300U at 


29i do. 


4387 18 


Soot Eomals Red . 


221 


1* 


500 at 


14| do. 


368 27 






Piecea 


1250U 


Pagodas 


26525 — 



Irshepa Chitty his Contract for the following goods Viz^. 
Call. Cov<i. Cov*^. Pieces. 



Long Cloth midliiig 

Blue - . 
Long Cloth Worriar- 

I^olani 
Soot Romals Red. 
Soot Romals Blue 



2i Broa 


d 3000 at P 29i f^Coige P 4387 18 — 


2i 


1000 at 431 d°. 2175 


H 


1000 at 14f d°. 737 18 — 


H 


2000 at 12 d°. 1200 


Pieces 


7000 Pagodas 8500 



Nella Chitty his coNTitAcr for the following goods Viz^. 

Covd. Cov:*. 

& 2^ Broad 500 at P 32J ft Carge P 812 18 — - 



Bette las 


40 


Betteelas 


50 


Salampores Midling 


33 


Long Cloth Worri i- 
pollam 


8 72 


Long Cloth Midling 


36 


Soot Romals Red 


221 


Soot Romals Blue 


221 



2i 


500 a: 


39 


d°. 


975 


2i 


2000 at 


22i 


d°. 


2250 


2i 


1000 at 


m 


d«. 


2175 


2i 


2000 at 


29i 


d°. 


2925 


H 


60(t at 


14f 


d°. 


368 27 — 


1* 
Pieces 


1000 at 
7500 


12 d". 
Pagodps 


600 

10106 9 — 



MooDTj Kistna pilha his contract for the following Goods Viz^. 

Call. CoV^. 
Long Cloth SheaUy 12 72 Long & 21 Broad 600 at P 63| f( Corge P 1912 18 

Long Cloth SheaUy 72 2i 2000 at 48 d°. 4800 — 

Long Cloth Chenna- 

man'^pol™. . . 9 72 2i 2000 at 44i d°. 4450 — 

Long Cloth Midling 



Blue. 



9 72 
9 36 



21 3000 at 291 do. 4337 ig 

Pieces 7600 Pagodas 15550 — 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 65 



Shavela Vbnchatachellum & Nellapah Moodely Their Contkact for the 
EoLLOwiNG Goods Viz*. 

Covi. Cov"^. Pieces 

Betteelas 40 Long & 2i Broad. 500 at 32^ f( Cov'i. Pag% 812 18 

Betteelas 50 2^ 500 at 39 Pag^ 975 

Long Cloth Sheally 72 2| 2000 at 48 Pag. 4800 

Call. 

LongClothChennain'^.po"". 9 72 2^ 500 at 44i . . Cov<i. 1112 18 

Long Cloth Worriapollam 8 72 2J 1000 at 4;3| d°. 2175 

Long Cloth mirlhng Blue 9 36 2^ 3000 at 29^ d°. 4387 

Soot Romals Blue 2zi li 1000 at 12 d°. 600 Q 

Soot Romals Red 22^ 1^ 500 at 14| d". 368 27 



Pagodas 15231 9 
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Paupah Chitty & BooTCHY Chitty Their Contract for the 
Following Goods Viz*. 



Call. 


Covd. 




Pieces 










Long Cloth Chennam'^'.pu'". 9 


72 Long & 


; 21 Broad 500 at 44i ^Oorge 


Pa,?s 


. 1112 18 





Long Cloth Worriapolam 8 


72 


2i 


500 at 43J 


d°. 




1087 18 


a 


Long Cloth Midling Blue 9 


36 


H 


3000 at 291 


d°. 




4387 18 





Soot Romals Blue 


22i 


n 


1000 at 12 


d". 




600 


i> 


Succattoons Blue 






200 










Sulempores Blue 






600 










Succatoons White 




Pieces 


500 
6200 


Pi 


aTgs. 








7187 18 






The said Merchants agree to deliver in two Fifths of the above Goods by 
the 1st. of September 1765 and the other three fifths by the l^t. of January 
1766 equal in Lengths, Breadths, & Quality to the several Musters thereof 
produced to them in Consultation. 

Mahomud Asharuff & Saumy Nadapilha Their Contract for the 
Following Goods Viz*. 



Long Cloth Sheally 


72 Long & 


2i Broad 1000 at P 48 ^Corge Pags 


K 2400 





Long Cloth Chenaman'^.pol'". 9 


72 


2i 


1000 at 


44i 


d°. 


2225 





Long Cloth Worriarpolam 8 


72 


H 


500 at 


431 


d". 


1087 18 





Long Cloth midling Blue 9 


36 


n 


3000 at 


29i 


d°. 


4387 18 





Soot Romals Red 


22* 


u 


500 at 


14f 


d°. 


368 27 


a 


Soot Romals Blue 


221 


Pieces 


2000 at 
8000 


12 d°. 

Pagodas 


1-200 







11668 27 






The above Merchants promise to deliver two fifths of the said Goods by the 
1st. of September 1765 and the other three fifths by the l^t. of January 1766 
equal in Lengths Breadths and Quality to the several Musters thereof produced 
to them in Consultation and further engage to bring in cloth to the full amount 
and more than the Money which may be first advanc'd them before they require 
another advance. 



1765—9 



€6 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 65. 

To THE HONBLE ROBEKT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'f. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I am lionord with your Commands of the %^^. Instant and shall pay due 
Regard to them in the Investment of Beteelas your Honor &ca. have been 
pleas' d to order and shall lose no Time in getting a feAv pieces of every Assort- 
ment of Goods made in this Neighbourhood by the Dutch. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 19™. March 1765. Your most humble and most obed*. Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 66. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Favor of the b^^. Instant we have received and shall pay due atten- 
tion thereto. 

Since the Receipt of your Letter We have had the Upparah Merchants 
togoether and have communicated to them the necessary Information required 
upon which they have this Day presented us with a Letter for your Honor &ca. 
nrhich they desire may be sent you by which you may observe the great dissatis- 
faction that now prevails amongst them by their objecting to your Commands 
regarding the delivery of Cloth at Ingeram which they seem resolv'd not to 
comply with, therefore we hope you will indulge them in their own establish 'd 
Customs, otherwise it may be the means of their leaving the Servif, intirely for 
they look upon your Orders regarding their being under the Direction of the 
Resident of Ingeram as a degradation, which they term as such in a letter of 
this date. 

We must take the Liberty to inform you of some particulars which may be 
necessary on this Occasion, therefore you will please to observe those Merchants 
do not properly belong to Upparah neither can they be look'd upon in that 
Light as they provide more northward than southward Cloth and are chiefly the 
Inhabitants of this Place and have always resided here as such with their 
Familyes so that there are only two which reside at Upparah and those were the 
first and principal Objections to your Proposals of which we before advised you 
and they have been for many Years what they call Merchants of this Place 
though falsely term'd Upparah Merchants. 

Upparah is not a place of Manufactory for Callicoes so that M^. Dolben 
could not have opportunity of overlooking the Merchants which you were 
pleased to alledge as a Reason for its being under his Management but on the 
contrary you will please to observe that Place is only a Resort for the Memhants 
at Times where they assemble to collect Cloth from the Country and Villages 
adjacent all these concurring Circumstances added together We hope will 
appear sufficient to induce a Change of sentiments on this Head. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 67 



Agreable to your Commands we wrote M^. Lowe desiring he would atteinpt 
the Manufactory of Salempores at Ganjam and shall inform you how far We 
are likely to succeed therein as soon as we can hear from thence. 

We herewith enclose your Honor &ca. Captn. Nodes Eeceipt for sundry 
Disbursements on account of ship Illocos amounting to Current Pags. 32. 28. 29 
which was advanced him for that use. 

The Cloth remaining on Hand is expressed at the Foot hereof. 

We are with the greatest Respect 

ViZAGAPATM. HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

19 March 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
W*. Barker. 



Cloth 


ON 


Hand. 






L.C.O. 




... 84 — .-• 






L.C.M. 




... 66 — — 






L.C.F. 




... 27 — — 


177 — 











Memorial of the Upparah Merchants residing at Vizagapatam. 

From Gavany Davalloo Vancajala Lachemy Narsoo Sambacody Sambadoo- 
Damelliam Balaja and Jaugoo Peddy Merchants of Woppada belonging to 
Vizagapatam to the Governor and Council of Madras Dated the Vl^^. of 
March 1765. 

It has been our constant Custom for this Long time to provide Callicoes in 
the Country of Upparah to the Eastward and to deliver them to the Company 
at Vi-'^-agapatam, My. John Smith having sent for us has been pleased to say 
it was the Companys Order We should deliver the LTpparah Callicoes to M^. 
Dolben at Nealapelly next to Madrass we esteem 'd Vizagapatam to be the 
Principal Settlement in these parts and deliverd our Callicoes accordingly 
there, if so in what have We been faulty to be ordered to submit our Employ- 
ment to a subordinate Factory. We do not agree to it and hope therefore you 
will be pleasd to send orders to receive the Callicoes at Vizagapatam accord- 
ing to the Salibad Custom when M^". Thomas Heath acted as a Chief at Vizaga- 
patam. Governor Pigot was pleased to order us to deliver the Callicoes to 
W. Dolben then at Bandamarlanka but We addressed a Letter to the said 
Governor representing that We could not agree to it upon which he was pleased 
to grant an Order to deliver them at Vizagapatam and We omitted even the 
Cooley Hire calld Cauvedly Cooley on that account. Cotta Chembodoo and 
Daya' Balaya dwelt Avith their Families at Upparah and when these were 
ordered to deiver their Callicoes in Nealapelly they said that they would rather 
chose to quit their Dwellings in the said place but that they would deliver the 
Callicoes in Vizagap™. and that would on no Account agree to deliver them at 
Nealapelly. We do therefore humbly hope that you v/ill be pleas'd to take the 
foregoing into your Consideration and order the Business to be carried on 
according to the Saibad Custom, it is to be remark'd that Upparah is only the 
Name for all our Trade is in this Place & in the Country to the Eastward and 
there are several outstanding Debts rema"' due to us, We cannot give over 
1765— 9a 



€8 Records of Fort St. George 

all These Debts and agree to deliver in the Callicoes in Nealapelly. The Com- 
pany is endowed with Justice and Reason as Upparah is a subordinate to Viza- 
gapatam it gives' us a great deal of uneasiness to hear of quitting this principal 
Settlement. We do therefore repeat our humble Request to take the foregoing 
into your Consideration and send an Order to deliver the Callicoes at Vizaga- 
patam. 



No. 67. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &c*. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on you with our Journall, Parcels, & Cash Acco*. for last Month 
wherein the Charges Hospitall & Account Repairs &c^. incurrd by preparing 
Quarters for the Troops in Cantonment are omitted, till We have your Plonor 
&c^. Directions on this Head it appearing to us they should properly to brought 
to the Commissarys Account. We are with much Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SiRS 

30™. March 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Robert Dowsett. 



To THE HoNBLE RoBERT PaI.K EsQB. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Port S''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Tour several Favors dated the 13^^. and ISti". March and 10^^. May were 
brought by the Bute Captain Maitland who imported the 12*^1. Ins*, and agre- 
able to your Desire the unloading of her was expedited as much as possible, and 
she now proceeds to Batavia. 

We cannot but express our Satisfaction at the Readiness you have shewn to 
supply us amply this Season which would have been the more acceptable if 
the number of Chinese had migrated here from Manilha agreable to our Ex- 
pectation but as that has been frustrated We have now Provisions as well as 
other Articles sufficient for our Consumption for some Time your Honor &c^. 
Council have therefore no Occasion to forward any further than our annual 
Supplies. 

We wrote you in Duplicate under date 3^. May by the Greyhound & Leo 
pard and also addressed you in a Letter of the same Date by the Luconia a pri- 
vate Trader. 

The Lord Clive saild from hence the 12*^. May for Batavia & China 

Tons 

she will have (258. ) Two hundred & fifty eight Tons of pepper and we are 

in Expectation of furnishig our expected shipping with (400 ) Four hund- 
red Tons. 

The Syren Snow being in want of Repairs We purpose sending her to your 
Presidency & Bengal as soon as she arrives from Manna where she is now 
TBseiving of Pepper. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 69 



Since closing the above the Honble Companys ship Admiral Watson is 
arrivd from Europe. She brings Advices of the Loss of the Holderness 
Captain Brooke in the Downs. The Northumberland vpas spoke with of the 
Gape (all well) who had lately parted with the Dul^e of Richmond bound to 
this Place the Lord Hollond Capt^. Nairne and the Norfolk Capt^. Sands. 

We are 
f CRT Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

6th. July 1764. Your most obed*. Humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 

Henry Idell. 

Robert Nairne. 



No. 69. 



To THE Right Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 

President & Governor of Fort S^. George on the 
Coast of Choromandel &c^. &ca. and the Council 

AT Madras. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 12*'!. of last Month 
concerning your Desire to have paid the Bill of Exchange of 250 Pagodas 
drawn in the year 1762 from Batavia, by Messi's. Roonen and Uytulught on our 
Resident at Cuddalore Pieter Baars and the second of Palicol Johannes Camper 
in favour of M^. Mariot upon which We directly order' d M'^. Baars to pay to 
you the same altho' we have found that the Reasons he gave why the Bill" has 
been protested and the non payment of the same after the Expiration of two 
years & a half not ungrounded altho & he showd readiness to restitute to you 
the abovementiond Sum. ■ We desire you therefore to appoint some body to 
receive the said Money of our aforesaid Resident at Cuddalore not doubting but 
this Affair will thereby be settled. 

We have the Honor to be with great Esteem 

Negapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

IN THE Fort y^. 23^. of March 1765. Your most obed*. and most faithfull 

Serves. 

C. H Van 1'eylingen. 
H. Lambruggen. 

T. Cantervischer. 
P. T. L. De Fiellitas. 
H Bonte. 
J. D. Severin. 
CoM^. Pieterly. 
Js. Hasel Kamp. 

D. Vrymoet. 
a. Van Tesrel. 



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No. 70. 

lO THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Gentlemen 

Having had an Opportunity of taking up some Money here in Aid of the 
China Stock by Bills on the Presidency of Fort St. George We have drawn on 
you at 30 Days Sight to the following Amount Viz*. 

Pagodas 7000 for Sp^^. 10500 received here of St. Johannes Nazareth & 
payable to S"". Shameer Sultan Exchge. at 
15 Dollis. at 10 Pagodas. 
6100 for Spah. Dol°. 9150 received here of Edwd. Raphael & 
payable to St. Gregory Miguel at the 
above Rate. 
Arcot Rupees 20,000 for the like Sum received here of D*"^. Antonio Pig- 
non & payab^. to S^. Joanes Sinan. 

All which Bills We beg may be duely Honord We were xetremely glad of 
this Opportunity of getting Money on so easy Tez'ms as we are sensible with the 
Number of Ships this Year in China we shall be under great Difficulties to raise 
Money to load them, the Gentlemen at Canton will no doubt rectify this Tran- 
saction and give you further advise in their Letter to the Presidency. We are 
most Respectfully 

Manilha Gentlemen 

October 10™. 1764. Your most obedient Hum^. Servants 

W'^. Mackenzie. 

Stephn. Devisme. 



No. 71. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ^^. 

President and Governor &ca. &c^ ^c^. and Gentlemen 
OF THE Superior Council .a.t Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the Argyle Ketch Capt". Hugh Mackay you will be pleasd to receive 
three Chests well conditiond seald & mark'd No. 1, 2 & 3 C : the Chest marked 
No. 1 & 2 contains 4000 Spanish Dollars each Chest No. 3 contains S.D. 3000 
making in all eleven Thousd. Spanish Dollars (11000) the Captains Receipt goes 
here enclosed. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Tranquebar Your most obedient & very humble 

Sk. April 1765. Servant* 

Christian Brouwer. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 71 

No. 72. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK ESQ^. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Our Honble Masters Snow Lapwing imported at Ingelee y®. 24 IJlti''. from 
Europe and brought us a Packet for your Presidency wJiich after opening in 
Order to take out any private Letters for this Place. We take this first Oppor- 
tunity of transmitting you by the Country Ship Dodley it not having been 
received by us in Time to be forwarded by the Calcutta. 

In our Letter by the Lapwing it is left to us either to return her to Europe 
as an Advice Vessell or otherwise dispose of her in Concert with you as may 
appear most for the Companys Interest. We desire you will accordingly advise 
us whether or not you have any material service on which to employ her. 

The Fort William another of our expected Transports with Troops arrived 
with us also the 27<^ii. Ultimo. 

Mr. Francis Jourdan late one of the Council of Manilha has advised us that 
being in want of Money at Batavia he applied for & received of Capt^i. Maitland 
of the Bute a Ballance in his Hands of 2,600 Rix Dollys, of the Money consigned 
to him for the Purchase of his Cargoe at that Place and has also drawn a Bill 
of Exchange on us for Current Rupees 8,422 — 8 which we have accordingly 
discharged and debited vou for the whole in C*. Pups. 12,912-6- calculating 
the Rix Dollars at the Rate of R^. 1-9-7 each the then Current Exchange at 
Baiavia. 

On Application from M^'. Jourdan Captain Maitland received on board 
some of the Lascars belonging to your place which were in the Siam when she 
ran ashore. We shall take the first convenient Opportunity of sending them 
down, and in the mean Time we are to inform you that we have paid for their 
Diet at the Rate agreed on by M^. Jourdan of one Arcot Rupee for three Men 
pr. Day making ARs. 4298 — and also discharg'd the Surgeons Bill for medi- 
cines and attendance on them amounting to ARs. 234 so that you stand further 
debted in the sum of Current Rupees 4991-12-3. 

The enclosed is duplicate of our last by the Calcutta under Date the 17*^. 
Ultimo since which we have received your Letter of the 31^*. Ultimo and have 
given due Honor to the Bill therein advised. 

We are 
Fort W^illiam Honble Sir & Sirs 

YE. iiTH. Febr^. 1765. Your most Obed*. Hume. Serves. 

T. Spencer. 
C. S. Playdell. 
John Johnstone. 
Ralph Leycester. 
John Burdett. 



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No. 73. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S't. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have now the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month as also Account particulars of all Expences relative to the 
Manilha Expedition. 

As you was pleased to comply with our Indent of Medicines by the Illocos 
we must acquaint you that a couple of articles were entirely omitted to be sent 
which are expressed by the Surgeon in the enclosed Account and hope you'll 
please to send them by the first opportunity. 

The Business in the Warehouse being considerably encreased we find two 
packers are not by any Means sufficient for that service, therefore We have 
made an Addition of two others which we hope will meet with your approba- 
tion 



ViZAGAPATAM 

24™. March 1765. 



We are with the greatest Eespect 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your most obed* Humb^. Servants 

John Smith. 

W^. Barker. 



Cloth on Hand. 
At the Wash. 
L.C.O. ... 81 
L.C.M. ... 61 
L.C.F. ... 25 



In the Warehouse. 
L.C.O.W. ... 11 S 



L.C.M.W. 
L.C.F. W. 



167 12 



24 12 



192 4 Gorge 



No. 74. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

In my last address I had the Honor to advise you of my Arrival here and 
I am now to acquaint you that the Stores consigned for this Place by the 
S* Juan Baptista have been all safely landed. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 73 

I have received your Commands of the 20*'^'. Ultimo inclosing the Remarks 
made on the Bales lately sent up from Bandarmalanka v?hich I have communi- 
cated to the Resident there and it is with pleasure I observe the Goods in 
general proved so much to your Satisfaction. 

I am concerned to find the Chay Goods consigned you from hence on the 
Lord Howe were not arrivd, lest they should not be in Time for the Caernar- 
von. Mr. Whitehill writes me that he has laden the remainder of the Bandar- 
malanca Bales on board the Grampus Snow which he purposed to dispatch with 
them for our Place yesterday and I hope they will reach you safe notwithstand- 
ing the lateness of the Season. 

Inclosed is an Indent for Stationary which I am in much want of as the 
Supplies which have been demanded for Field Service and what the Paymaster 
will have occasion for cannot be furnish' d from the small Stock I have here. 
I am therefore to request that it may be complied with, in part at least, by the 
first Opportuy. 

I have received into Cash here on Account the Commissary General for 
Seapoy Stoppages the sum of six thousand seven Hundred and Sixteen Rupees 
four annas for which I have drawn a Bill dated the 31s*. Ultimo on your Honor 
&c=i. in his Favor at the Rate of 350 Rupees P"^. % Pagodas being Curr*. 
Pagodas 1918-33-34 which I request you'll be pleas'd to Honor. 

Under Cover I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settle- 
m*. for the Month of February ■ Those for last Month shall wait on you in few 
Days. 

I am very Respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

3 April 1765. Your very obed*. AmostHumb^. Servants 

John Pybus. 



N". 75. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and the Governor &ca. Council 
OF Fort S''. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Commands of the 12*^. Inst*, by the 
Snow S*. John Baptista with a Consignment of Madras Pagodas which with 
what sent before by the Porpuse Sloop will for the present be a very sufficient 
supply. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram the Honble Sir & Sirs 

318T. March 1765. Your most humble and most obed*. Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 76. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'f. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed wait on your Honors Invoice & Bill [of] Lading for 124 Bales 
of Callicoes laden on board the Snow Grampus amounting to Curr*. Pagodas 
1765—10 



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11819-19 and Invoice and Bill of Lading for one Bale of Superline long Cloth 
which the Chief of Masulipatam ordered me to purchase for the use of the West 
Coast. I am with the greatest Respect 

Bandarmalanka Honble Sir & Sirs 

1st. April 1765. Your most obed*. Humb^. Servant 

John Whitehill. 



\ 77. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor of the Coast of Choromandel &c^. &c^. &C'^ 
AND Gentlemen of the Superior Council at 

Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

1 had the Honor to write you this morning by the Doddly to accompany 11 
Chests of Silver inclosed you will be pleased to receive tlie account particular 
of the Quantity, Qualities, and Weight of Silver in each Chest by the Argyle 
Ketch Capt". Mackay. I have sent you 8 Chests containing liOOO, Span^i. 
Dolt, which I hope is safe arrived; the second Receipts of Cap*. Mackay & 
Dodwell I have the Honor to transmit you enclosed. I have the Honor to be 
with the greatest Respect 

Tranquebar Honble Sir & Sirs 

8 April 1765. Your most obed*. & very oblig'd 

HumW. Servant 
Christian Brouwer. 



No. 78. 



To the Honble Robert Palk. Esqb. President & Governor 
OF THE Coast of Choromandel &c^. &c-^. &c-^. 
and Gentlemen of the Superior Council at 

Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the Ship Doddly Capt^^. George Dodwell you will be pleas 'd to receive 
eleven Chests well condition'd sowed in Guney seal'd and mark'd C. containing 
tAventy nine thousand fifty seven and five eight Dollars of which 151111 are 
spani^. Dollars in 6 Chests and 13946^^ French Dollars in 5 Chests, this is the 
Silver which I have received from the French at Karicall for the Value of 
twenty thousand Star Pagodas paid them in exchange. The Captains Receipt 
goes enclosed the Account particular of the Silver in each Chest shall be for- 
warded to your Honor &&. by Tappies to-day. I have the Honor to be with 
great Respect 

Tranquebar Honble Sir & Sirs 

9™. April 1765. Your most obedient & very humble Servant 

Christian Brouwer. 



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75 



No. 79. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ". 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have been favor 'd with yours of the 20tii. Ultimo and observe w^^. 
Concern Resolution regarding the Upparah Merchants being under the imme- 
diate Management of M»'. Dolben which we are sorry cannot be complied with 
at present for the Reasons recited in ours of the Id^^. Ultimo and as all those 
Merchants are now in the Country We cannot properly adjust their Accounts 
till they return, by which Time We hope to be favord with your Answer to ours 
abovemention'd in which was a Letter from those Merchants to your Honor 
&c^. on the like Subject. 

Our Reasons for having made those Merchants some Advances after the 
Receipt of your Orders for being under M^. Dolben was with no other view than 
that the Investment might not be at a stand which undoubtedly must have so 
happend : had we not supplied them when we found they were firmly resolved in 
not obeying your Commands for the Delivery of Cloth at Ingeram and as we have 
already observed to you, they being chiefly Inhabited here, there was but little 
reason to imagine they would chuse to be under that Settlement, as their whole 
Connections are in & about this place. 

We are sorry the Reasons assigned for the seeming Deficiency in our last 
years Investment did not appear satisfactory and as you desire we would 
acquaint you why the Merchants did not fulfill their Terms of Contract we hope 
it will be sufficiently explained by advising you that they greatly exceeded their 
Contract, as they only agreed for two hundred Bales but by our frequent persua- 
sions we prevailed on them to procure larger Quantity than we expected. We 
are now under some anxiety for the Success of our present Investment as the 
Country around us is in great Confusion since the news of the Troops coming to 
the northward has been known and we already begin to find the Effects of the 
Alarm by Badness of the Cloth now brought in and the Reasons given for it, is 
the unsettledness of the Country. The Cloth remaining on hand is expressd at 
the Foot heref . We are with due Respect 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your most obedient Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
W". Barker. 



ViZAGAPATAM 

2". April 1765. 






Yc 


CluTH ON 


Hand. 






L.C.O. 
L.C.M. 
L.C.F. 


... 97 
... 67 
... 25 


12 

1(S 

19 


191 7 


L.C.O.W. 
L.C.M.W. 

L.C.E.W. 


... 11 

... 8 
... 4 


8] 
7 
17 


24 12 




215 19 



1765— 10a 



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To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Commands of the 2^. Instant advising the Arrival of 
the Chay Goods consigned you from hence by the Lord Howe, and accompanying 
the Remarks which have been made on them, and tis with much concern I 
observe how much they are disapproved in my Letter under Date y^. 28**^. 
August last I had the Honor of remarking to you the Backwardness of y^. Mer- 
chants in bringing in their Goods, and the Badness of the Quality, upwards of 
half the Quantity brought in were turn'd out in sorting and of those taken in, 
some Assortments exceed what were ordered to be provided to make up the 
Number of Bales consigned you and for reducing the Merchants Ballances a 
Statement of the Investment at this place and Bandarmalanka for last year 
comes inclosed. Your Honor &&■. may be assured I shall spare no pains to 
improve the Manufactory of Chay Goods, the Merchants promise fair as they 
always have done but having been often deceived I can little depend on them. 

M"". Whitehill now consigns you by the Grampus Snow with the remainder 
of the Bales, the Fine Long Cloths your Honor &ca. were pleased to order to be 
provided for the Service of the West Coast and twenty seven Bales of turned 
out Cloth received at an Abatement of ten per Cent which last, on Examination 
of the Invoice sent me from Bandarmalanka, I find it erroniously brought to 
account. But rectified in the one I have now the Honor to enclose you and In 
the Invoice which M^. Whitehill has transmitted me I observe there are four 
Bales distinguish'd with the Mark of T.O. said to be on Account of Holes in 
the Cloth. This I have wrote to him for an Explanation of but suppose it to be 
owing to accidents at the Wash. 

I am very respectfully : 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

9™. April 1765. Your very obed*. & most hum^. Serv*. 

John Pybus. 

A Statement of the -ti.TVESTMENTS for the Year 1765 at Masulipatam & 
Bandarmalanka. 

^ .^ ^ ,. Reasons why the Orders were 

Quantity Quantity not fully complied with 

Orderd. sent. and why exceeded. 

The Trouble in the Country 
and deamess of Cotton in 
Consequence have been the 
principal Reasons why the 
Quantity ordered of these 
,. Assortments has not been 
provided, to which might 
be added that the Mer- 
chants could no well afford to 
furnish the fine and ordinary 
Cloths on the Terms of their 
Contracts. 

The Reason of more being sent 
than ordered was intended to 
assist in reducing the Mer- 
chants Ballances, as the 
Goods were unceptionable [etc] 



LOKG Cloth Okdinaby . . 16,000 6,780 



MiDLiNG .. 10,000 7,920 



Fine 



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77 



A Statement of the Investments for the Year 1765 at Masulipatam & 
Bandarmalanka — cont. 



Metchiltpatam Romai-LS 

Sastracdndibs 
Callowapoees 
Allhgaes 



Masdlipatam, 
9*=. April 1765, 



Quiintity 
Ordered. 



4,000 
1,000 



Quantity 
sent. 



3,600 



1,000 



Keasons why the Orders were 

not fully complied with 

and why exceeded. 

The Reason the Quantity of 
RomalJs & AUygars provided 
exceeds what \\a8 orderd 
was to reduce the Mer- 
chants Baliances and to 
make up for the Deficiency 
in the Sastracundies owing to 
so large a Proportion of that 
assortment brought in by the 
Merchants being rejected in 
sorting on account the 
Defects both in the Colour & 
Fabrick of the Cloth. 



JoBN Pybus. 



No. 81. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am honor 'd with your Commands of the 20*^. Ultimo and shall be very 
carefull not to interfere in the least with Vizagapatam. 

As there is a likelyhood of my being absent from Madras for a consider- 
able Time whereby I shall he pre\iented attending the Duty of the Mayors Court 
I beg your Honors &&. permission to resign my Seat as Alderman. 

Enclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this place for 
last Month. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 



InCtERAM 

3^ April 1765. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most humble and most obed*. Servants 
George Dolben. 



N°. 82. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^ . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am honord with your Commands of the 2^. Instant with Copy of a Letter 
from the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam and one of the Upparah Merchants I beg 
Leave to assure your Honor &c'\ that I shall endeavor on my part to avoid all 
Disputes whatsoever. Cota Chumbadoo and Deum Balliah the two Merchants 
living at Upparah particularly mentiond in the above General Letter are as 



78 Records of Fort St. George 



they were at first very willing to contract with me I have therefore agreed 
with the former on the same Terms as the other Merchants as I shall with the 
Latter so soon as he arrives. 

The other Merchants said to live in Vizagapatam though all their Houses 
and Families except one are in Cotapille about one Course m land of Upparah. 
I shall not enter into Contract with till I hear from the Gentlemen at Vizaga- 
patam as I think that Method cannot but be Satisfactory to them as I shall be 
ready to follow any they are pleased to propose which may be for the Good of the 
Investment in General. 

Chitram Rauzes People and some of the Jemmidars begin to be very trouble- 
some in these Parts, a few Days ago a Party of the former fell upon the Town of 
Ingeram, and put all the Inhabitants to Flight, plundering all they met with 
and about Three Nights ago a party sent by Raugarauze Divam to Chitram 
Rauze of about 1500 Men fell upon about 300 people belonging to Joggey 
Rauze stationd about the midway between this & Bandarmalanka the Latter 
tied to Goiindur where they repass'd the River and dispersed themselves and 
yesterday I received a Letter from Raugerauze which waits on your Honor 
&Q.'^ enclosed. 

I replied in Answer that he would be pleased to know I was placed here on 
another Account thfin to enter into any of their Quarrels and Disputes that as 
to the persons he mention 'd I knew nothing of them neither had I any orders 
to stop any people whatsoever that I should forward his Letter to your Honor 
<&ca. & v^ait your Commands. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

14™. April 1765. Your most Humble and most Obedient Servant 

George Dolben. 

Letter from Wacheroy Ragavaraz to M». Dolben dated ye li™. April 1765. 

I write this to acquaint you that Wobebynady Venkataram and Duttaloory 
Baupraz made it their practice to plunder Ingeram Murymulloo Mummudy- 
varam &c^. to strip their Women there of their Clouts and do all other Injuries 
that they can but when my Troops marchd to suppress them they retird and 
took shelter at Guttendeevy &c^. places and in that Case the Troops returned 
if any Body committed Fault and took shelter in the English Bounds it was usual 
with them to put a Stop to their further bad proceedings and there to settle the 
Affairs which might depend on them in a reasonable Manner the said Vancata- 
ram and Baupraz made it their practice to retire to Guttendeery whenever my 
Troops marchd against them and on their Return to have recourse to their 
usual Custom of plundering the Villages I never heard the like Insults being 
committed by any residing in the English Bounds the English have many Fac- 
tories in both the Circars and in the Gemeadars Countries if people who may 
be indebted in a Ballance or involved in any other Demands should go into the 
English Bounds they used to do Justice by getting either the Money due from 
them to be paid or deliver up their persons now your people in Guttendeev^^ 
protected the said Vancataram and Baupraz while my people were following 
them I must inform you these two people are guilty of very great Crimes they 
not only plundered my Country, but also Auroor &ca. belonging to the Raja 
which gave him great Uneasiness there is a great Friendship between me snd 
the Company and the Friendship between us is very great. I have large 
Demands upon these People and must therefore desire you to let me know 
whether you will deliver them up to me or pay what is due from them they to 
reside in your Bounds and from thence to go and plunder the Countries is a 
Thing never happend before, it is not Right that you should keep such people 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 79 



on whom I have Demands as auove it the Company should hear of it, it wont be 
agreable to them, as there is a Friendship subsisting between us I thought fit 
to write this to you and hope you will send me a satisfactory Answer. Continue 
to write to me of your Health. 



No. 83. 



To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ^^. 

President & Governor &c^^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We are to acknowledge your Favors of the 2'^^. & %^^. Instant. 

Ml'. Jourdan being arrived here has taken his Seat as fourth in Council, 
agreable to your Appointment and will the first of the approaching Month take 
Charge of the Storekeepers and Sea and Land Customers Employs and the 
others shall be disposed in the Manner your Honor &c'^. direct. 

In Answer to Your Honor &c^. Observation relating to the small Bale of 
Salampores sent you p"". last Consignment We beg, Leave to inform you that 

Co. Ps. 

the 2. 12 you take notice of were of the Investment of the Year 1762 and that not 
being able to make up a full Bale by the Salampores being ordered since that 
Time to be made a Covid Longer was the Reason of the odd Pieces being sent 
which would not have been done otherwise, the 3/4 of a Pagoda charged Freight 
thereon was a Mistake and has therefore been deducted. 

We have received into our Cash, the Pagodas Six Thousand (6000) you 
ordered the Paymaster of the Army to pay us and the fifteen Thousand (15000) 
Pagodas your Honor &ca. dispatched us the 6*ii. p^'. Seapoys has been likewise 
received have had no Remittance from M'. Brower at Tranquibar who we 
therefore presume has Invested all the Cash he had in Silver. 

Our monthly papers wait on you herewith and are with much Respect. 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

24™. April 1765. Your most obedient Humble Sei-vants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Francis Jourdan. 



No. 84. 



To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor Stc-"^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The enclosed is Duplicate of our last Address under Date the ll^ii. Ultimo 
since when We have received yours of the thirtieth January and 2^1. 20*1^. Ultimo 
fhe latter by the Ship Ulocus which has safely imported with us. 

The Bill of Exchange advised in the first has been duely Honored. 

The Buxey has reported to us that he has used his utmost Endeavors to 
procure for you a supply of Jagree, agreably to your Application in the second, 
but finds there is none to be had in the place. We are sorry you should meet 



80 Records of Fort St. George 

with this Present Disappointment but that you may be assured of a full Supply 
early the next season. We have directed the Buxey to contract for the Quantity 
wanted to be delivered in the Beginning of August. 

We have directed a Eeport to be made to us of the lUocus and shall imme- 
diately dispose of her. 

On the Luconia which sailed a few Days ago for your place were sent you 
one Tindal and thirty nine Lascars of those advised you in our last to have been 
brought here, by the Bute, they have received their Subsistence for last Month 
and a List of them is herewith enclosed But We apprehend We shall not be able 
to send you the Remainder this Season as We do not hear of any Opportunity 
likely to offer. 

The Lord Anson another of our expected Transports arrived with us the 
first Instant having from the great Length of her Voyage and the Sickness which 
raged among them lost upwards of 220 of the Recruits put on board her. The 
Bute received her Dispatches for Europe the ll*Ji. Instant. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 21st. March 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

J. Spencer. 
C. S. Playdell. 
t. burdett. 
George Gray. 



No. 85. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort 8"^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Favor of the 2d. Ultimo to which We shall replv 
the next Opportunity. ^ -^ 

In Compliance with your Commands We now transmit you a List of Stores 
landed from the Ship Illocos particularized in the Manner you were pleased 
to direct, and We must now inform you that most of those Stores which are 
serviceable, will not be so a Month or two hence unless properly taken Care of 
and cleaned. We have therefore employed people for that Purpose, which We 
doubt not but will meet with your Approval. 

The Accounts of this Settlement for last Month are herewith enclosed The 
Cloth now at Hand is expressed at the Foot hereof. 

We are with the greatest Respect 
Vizagapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

15™. April 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

John Smith. 

Ws*. Barker. 



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Cloth on Hand 






At the Wash 






L.G.O. . . Gorge 124 
L.O.M. . . 81 
L.G.F. . . 32 


2 
15 

17 


238 


In the Warehouse 






L.C.O.VV. .. Gorge 11 
L.G.M.W. . . 8 
L.C.F.W. .. 4 


8 
7 
17 





Gorge .. 263 6 

P.S. This Instant arrived here the Dolphin Schooner Capt>i. Ormstoa 
from Bengal, but having met with a Gale of Wind to the Southward of Madras 
she could not make that Place she spoke with the Caernarvon about Fifty Miles 
to the Southward of Madras the Capt^. has sent on board for the Letters 
which we shall forward by to-Morrows Tappies. 



No. 86. 



To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President & Governor &C'^ Council 

OF Fort S^ George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

My last Address was under Date the 9*^. instant inclosing Invoice of Bales 
consigned you from Bandarmalanka on the Grampus Snow on Account our 
Honble Masters. The four marked T.O. to distinguish them from the turned 
out as having holes in them, I learn from Mi'. Whitehill to have been owing to 
damage received when at the Wash by Rats and White Ants and out of his 
powei' to prevent as this Place is so much infested with this Vermin. 

The Term which has been usually allowed to the preceeding by the Succeed- 
ing Salt Farmer for continuing the Sale of his Salt expiring the 31^*. Ultimo 
I have in Obedience to your Orders to me on this subject in your Commands under 
date the 1^*. November last made up the Account between Rustum Ally Cawn 
and Meer Sied Hussein the late Farmers, and the Company, and find a Ballance 
due from them on their Cowle ending the ^^^. November 1764 of Rupees 
39,611-12 as p''. the Statement now inclosed, wherein you will be pleased to 
observe is included the Salt they have on Hand valued at the Rate of 10 Annas 
pi'. Pollah conformably to the Tenor of their Cowle being four Annas less than 
the medium Price at which they sold their Salt, but even supposing the whole 
had been sold at fourteen Annas p^. Pollah the Ballance due from them would 
still have been very considerable; I called upon Rustum Ally Cawn for the 
Payment of his Share of this large Debt who pleaded his Incapacity of 
discharging it, alledging at the same Time that he had expended upwards 
of five thousand Rupees of his own Money for Servants Wages, Sibbendy Charges 
and defraying the Expences of Manufacturing the Salt which had reduced him 
to great Distress. This I found to be the true state of the Case and I knew Meer 
Sied Hussein to be incapable of discharging this Ballance himself on whom the 
whole was likely to rest. I therefore insisted upon Rustum Ally Cawn's furnish- 
ing some Means of securing to Meer Sied Hussein his share of the Ballance due 
from them who a few Days afterwards proposed to deliver him a quantity of 
Salt belonging to Mahomud Hussein, The Farmer of this Cowle in 1763 who 
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having a large Stock remaining which he was unable to dispose of, as the Farm 
was in other Hands and having been a considerable Sufferer by it the year he 
held it was I thought entitled to such Assistance as I could afford him without 
Prejudice to the Company or the present farmer and as he offered to accept of 
7 Anaes p^. Pollah for as much of his Salt as Rustum Ally Cawns share of the 
Ballance amounted to, which was agreed to by Meer Said Hussein the Quantity 
of Salt has been delivered to him and the Amount of the Ballance remaining due 
from him and Rustum ally Cawn, transferd to his sole Account who having 
taken this Farm for the Term of three years on more easy Terms than it was 
ever before let, may be enabled to discharge their Debt to the Company in that 
Time, if the Lambardy people come down from the Country to purchase it, which 
as I have recommended to Hussein Ally to put a Stop to the Exorbitant Fees 
demanded from them by the Zemindars as far as this Jurisdiction extends, I am 
in hopes they will be encouraged to do. The Ballance of Rupees 4,000 due from 
Mahomud Hussein on account this I am for the year 1763 has been discharged. 
As many of the Farms dependent on this Place expire the thirty first of next 
Month, I request to be Honor d with your Commands concerning the reletting 
them, and am very respectfully 

Mastjlipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

22i>. April 1765. Your most obedient and very humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



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No. 87. 

To THE HONBLE EoBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to reply to Your Favor of the 2«i. Ultimo and must beg 
Leave to assure you that We shall always pay the utmost Attention to your Com- 
mands regarding the Upparah Merch^s. and We must now observe to you, that 
v?e are sorry to find you have miscomprehended the Representation of those 
Merchants with Eespect to their Complaint of being under the Resident at 
Ingeram which they term as a Degradation not from its being subordinate to 
this Place or through any dislike to Mr. Dolben, but on account of their having 
been always employed here and chiefly Inhabitants of this settlement which is 
of a more ancient Establishment than the former consequently their Connections 
this Way are of a long standing, which is their principal Reason for not com- 
plying with your Commands . 

We are sorry you should think We have acted contrary to your Directions 
which was never our Intention as We have constantly aimed at a punctual Dis- 
charge of our Duty, and We are also sensible that any Opposition to your Orders 
«VQuld only appear vain and useless. 

Ml'. Dolbens Information with Respect to the Merchants being willing 
to contract with him, we cannot contradict, but it appears very strange to us 
that on their Return from thence two of them should immediately write us what 
We first advised you, that they would sooner leave the place, than be obliged to 
deliver Cloth at Ingeram in which they have always persisted and affirmed by 
signing this Letter to your Honor &ca. with the Rest of the Merch*''. 

I'he Gomastah who is concerned with Lacum Chitty Patisham, assured us 
that the offer Patisham had accepted from M^'. Dolben, was only on Account of 
his Dolben and not for himself but whether this is true We cannot say, as 
Patisham was not here at the Time the Merchants objected to the Delivery of the 
Cloth at Ingeram. 

We must beg leave to remark that Mr. Dolbens Observations are not founded 
entirely on Facts, of which We shall now give you an irrefragable Instance, as 
We can confidently assure you that no persuasive Arguments were ever made 
use of with a View to bias their Inclinations and he also asserts that during the 
chief ship of Mr. Boddam and Lewin Smith trade was carried on at Upparah 
by Mr. Westcott which was really not the Case, for We find in those Times Mr. 
Heath resided at Upparah on purpose to provide Cloth for this Investment. 

We think it needless to enter upon the Particulars of Mr. Dolbens Letter, 
us it would only serve to prolong Time to no purpose, for what We before 
informed you were real Facts as far as We could learn and notwithstanding what 
he asserts our Merchants still insist that his Merchants or their Agents are now 
providing Cloth to the northward of Upparah. 

Your recommending to us to avoid Disputes with M^. Dolben. was entirely 
annecessary as nothing of the Kind has ever happen'd. and We hope never will, 
as its what We shall always endeavor to prevent and our sole Intentions in all 
Dur Transactions have been only to improve and increase the Investment as much 
as possible and We have no Reason to doubt but Mr. Dolben has been endeavor- 
ing at the same. 



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The Merchants being now in the Country We have sent to recall them and 
as soon as they return we shall communicate your sentiments in Answer to 
their Letter and likewise settle their Ballances as soon as possible and shall 
again represent your proposals. 

We have the Honour to remain with the utmost Eespect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

18™. April 1765. Your most obed*. Hvune. Serv^^. 

John Smith. 
W^K Barker. 



N°. 88. 

To THE HoNBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

Sir 

My last to you was from Malacca, but being obliged to leave my Letters 
there in the Hands of the Dutch to be forwarded to you by the first Conveyance 
pretty sure they would be open'd according to the Dutch Custom, for which 
Heason could not possibly communicate my Intentions to you from that Place. 

The only Acquaintance I had at Mallacca was one M^'. Cranmore who is 
Schibender there and speaks very good English the second Day after my Arrival 
there in Conversation, I had the Curiosity to ask him what sort of Place Siach 
was (which is almost opposite to Mallacca) for answer he told me he had just 
come from thence, and that it was a very unhealthy disagreable Place, that he 
had got a Disorder on him by going there he should not readily get quite of 
soon, and at the same Time complained of the Govern*, unkind Behaviour to him 
in desiring him to go to Trangans a place in the Bay of Siam in order to get 
leave of the King to make a Settlement there. 

Knowing this to be the Place the Panther had been at and in Consequence 
of what you had mentioned to me, I thought there was no Time to be lost. I 
sailed next Day for Tranjans and arrived there the 14:'^^. June I was received 
there with every Mark of Friendship and Respect I could wish for, by the King 
and every Body about him he desired me not to think myself in a Mallay place 
but in one where Honor and Humanity were exercised as much as in any Place 
in the World he told me he knew the bad Opinion the European Nation*^ had of 
the Mallays and a great many of them he allowed to be very bad, but if they 
knew but one half of the Cruelties the Dutch had been guilty of to the Mallays 
they would not be blamed so much as he believed they genei'ally are. I told him 
I believ'd there was both good and bad of all Countries, and the whole should 
not be condemned for a few. T then acquainted him with my Reasons for coming 
there. That Mr. Palk Governor of Madras hearing of his noble generous and 
humane Behaviour by the Panther Man of War which had arrived at Madras 
before I sailed from thence had likewise told you of the Great Desire he had to 
have the English come and settle in his Dominions, I was then come to know 
whether he would still chuse to have them come or not. He gave me for Answer, 
that it was what he had long wished for but never having any opportunity to 
make any proposal to the English he had left of all Hopes of it, but as I was 
come there on that account he would very readily give me an Answer, which was 
that he could not wish for a greater pleasure than to see us come and settle 
there or in any place else in his Dominions, We should think most convenient 
for ourselves. We might likewise either fortifie the Place or to send three or 
four Gentlemen there to live under his Protection, but would not chuse to tnke 
a less Number, than three, he said one or two might dye, then there would be 
■one to give an Account of the rest, which would be a very crreat Satisfoctinn 



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to him to be cleared of all Censure, and that those people on their Arrival should 
have the Direction of all the Trade of the Place, and of every other Part of 
his Dominions besides, and to suffer or hinder any other Trade there by any 
other Nation as We think proper and for his part at our Arrival he would 
immediately dispatch Vessels to all his Correspondents in the Bay of Siam. 
Cochin-China, Cambodia, Borneo, Bantam, Celebes, and the Spice Islands to 
acquaint them, of the English settling at Tranjans, after which he doubted but 
We sholud have a very great and advantagious Trade to and from all these 
Places, as to the Article of Tin, after you have settled there one or two years, 
he assures me you may collect at least 30,000 Bahar p^. Year, and that at a very 
few price There is a place called Legore, which you will see on the Drafts, is 
a very principal place for Tin. There is three Mines which produce at least 
iiO,000 Bahar p''. Year wh^*. you may have for speaking for, it belongs to the 
King of Siam who would be glad to let you have that or any place else in his 
Dominions to be on good Terms with you again he says he is blamed very un- 
deservedly for cutting of an English Ship, which he did not know any Thing 
about till it was over, after hearing of it he immediately sent a Guard, down 
to the place for the person who had been the Occasion of it, to put him to 
Death, and when the Gviard had broug*. him within two Days March of Siam 
he stabb'd himself. 

Tranjans appears to be very healthy and pleasant large and very populous, 
abounding in good Provisions of all Sorts, and a fine River with Sixteen Foot 
Water over the Barr, and within Water enough for ships of any Burthen, The 
Chinese have a large Settlement and carry on a considerable Trade here. 
These the King said he would put under any Restrictions We pleased or send, 
them all away if desired. 

The Trade appearing to me so advantagious as to afford a Settlement here 
of our own, I thought it would be better to avoid any Broils with the King or 
his People to beat some Distance from his Residence, and therefore pointed out 
one of the Pidang Islands as a proper place, for that Purpose being about six 
ur seven Leagues distance from Trangans he immediately offer'd it and sent for 
his Successor to witness thereto, in case of his own Death on his agreeing to 
give me one of the Islands I went and took a Survey of them. Drafts, of which 
t have sent you. 

If you do get a Grant of a House at Legore, the next thing to be done is to 
make your Contract with the Chief of the place for Tin or any other Commodity 
the Place produces, Tin is always fixed at 30 or 33 Dollrs. p^. Bahar, of 3" 
Peculs, or 400 pounds, but the less you contr*. with the King for, the better as 
what you buy of private people will cost no more than 20 or 24 Dolls, p'. Bahar. 
which is now even at the very low price, Tin is at this Place near one hund- 
red pr. Cent. 

The next place is at Kancow, which is very considerable as all the Trade 
of Cambodia, centers there, there is raw silk iii great Plenty and considerably 
better than the Bengal Silk, for a Rupee & a half a pound Elephants Teeth, 
and several other Articles which there will be a very great Advantage from at 
Canton. 

In short the very great Advantage that appears to me from the Trade of 
this place seems to be equall or superior to either the Coast of Choromandell or 
that of Malabar as to Pepper you will say you have sufficient quantity from 
Bencoolen for the China Market, but in that Ca.se you may alwavs sell it to the 
Amoy Yunks. for as much as you can sell it for at Canton! 

There is Cloves that came from the Eastward to Tranjano the season 
before I was there which they would have sold at 15 Dollars pr. pecul and if We 
settled there We should be able to supply both China & India likewavs a great 
loart of Europe with that Article without going to these Islands to breed anv 
Quarrel with the Dutch. 



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From the preceding and the Advantages that appeard to me from the 
Situation and produce of the place, I took the liberty to promise the King of 
Trangano, that some Ships should come next June or July with Gentlemen to 
aettle there & as he wholly depends upon our coming, if the opportunity be lost, 
We shall not perhaps have the like again, in case you have no Europe Ships to 
send there, I think it would be proper to send a Country ship to sail from 
Aladras the Beginning of April, by which means you may be able to purchase 
everything there by the Time the Ships come. I think you may send twenty 
Chests of Opium if it does not exceed 6 or 700 hundred Rupees two or three 
hundred Musquets and about one hundred Barrels of Gunpowder. 

If the Weather will permit my touching at Trangans from this place I will, 
and contract for what Tin and pepper I can & leave a Letter for whom you 
shall send. 

Any Ships you may send to Trangans, it will be proper for them to haul up 
close around Timoan and get in with the Mallay Shore as soon as they can, and 
keep along shore in 20 Fathoms of Water sailing between Pulo Capas de Mar 
and the Main and without Capas de Terr when at Anchors in Trangans Road 
at the Mouth of the River Bears W 35 S°. Pulo Capas de Terr bears W. 35 S". 
Pulo Capas dee Perr S". 32 E*. distance from from [sic'] the River Mouth 
-about 3 Miles off Capas de Terr about 4 Leagues, depth of Water ^ 10 fathoms 
Mud & Clay Ground but may lay at half this Distance off shore in 8 Fathoms 
but this depends on the Appearance of the Weather. This comes by M^. George 
Smith by whom you will receive the Plans mentioned. I sincerely wish the 
Success of this Undertaking and am with Esteem 



Canton 

7th. Novemr. 1764. 



Sir 
Your most obedient humble Servant 
Joseph Jackson. 



List of the Produces of several Places in the Bay of Siam. 



Callitan 
Pallainy 

SiNGORA 

Ligore 
Chia 

TUMPO 

Patue 



Pepri 
Chantabum 
Kanoowe . 



produces Pepper. 
Do. 

Tin and is the first Place that belongs to the 
King of Siam on this Coast from Trangano. 

Produces Tin also Cotton & Cotton Cloth. 

Tin. 

Fine Timbers for Building Ships. 

D". Also the finest and greatest Quantity of 
Gold of any place in the Bay. These two 
places will not only build Ships but also 
Supply all our Settlements in India 
with what Timber j^ou may want. 

Great plenty of Salt. 

Agle wood Elephants Teeth and Gambojee. 

The Center of all the Trade in Cambodia 
which appears from the Accounts I have 
had very advantagious It produces Raw 
Silk Elephants Teeth, and sugar in great 
plentv from 4 to 6 Rupees a Pecul and 
several Sorts of Drugs of great Vahir 



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ISO. 89. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President & Governor &c^. Coujmcil 

OF Fort S^'. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

1. We wrote you last the 2Q^^. January a Duplicate of which has also been 
transmitted, but have not since been favored with any Letters from you. 

2. In a Letter received from the President and Council of Fort William 
dated 19*^1. November last, they mention their Intentions of sending the Asia to 
you in order for her proceeding to China, and as our Honble Masters have order- 
ed that at all Events she shall go from hence to Bengal We have come to a Resolu- 
tion of dispatchs. her immediately thither the Earl of Middlesex, Admiral 
Pocock, Calcutta and London, We expect to dispatch to Europe in the Coarse 
of the Season, and have determined to send the Talbot to China, exclusive of 
the York, the annual ship with Cargoes of Cotton Pepper Putchuck and 
Sandal wood, but as the amount thereof will fall almost 500,000 Rupees short 
of the Stocks ordered for those Ships, which in our present Circumstances it 
is absolutely out of our power to furnish them with, our Treasury being so very 
low as to put us to the disagreable Necessity of discharging all our Workmen 
from the Fortifications and other publick Works and as we have not been able 
but in a small Degree to avail ourselves of the Latitude you gave us to drawe 
on you ; We flatter ourselves it will be in our power to make up this Deficiency 
by remitting the above Sum on your China Ships to the Supra Cargoes whom 
we shall advise accordingly, and as We really have no other Resource for 
making up the Stocks of the Talbot and the York, We rely entirely on your 
complying with this our Request and which We hope you will be able to do, 
without any sort of Inconveniency to your Affairs. 

We are 

Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

20™, March 1765. Your most obedient Servants 

Charles Crommelin. 
Wm. Hornby. 
W. A. Price. 

R. H. BODDAM. 



No. 90. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqi'. 

President & Governor &C'\ Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 

BoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have had the Honor of your Letters of the 25^^. and 30*1^. Ultimo and 
in Consequence of the former addressed M^. Laws who is at Karical to desire 
he will order the Payment of M^. Panons Bill of Exchange for Pagodas 1650 at 
Cuddalore. 

.-\greAble to the Terms of the Contracts We have advanced the respective 
Merchants the fourth of the Amount each has agreed to furnish exceptino- to 
Streshalaputtv who declined receiving his Part on Account of Troubles which 
he savs he has Advice, subsist in the Mvsore Countrv. near Salem occasioned hv 



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an Irruption of a Large Body of Morattas, We have in vain represented to 
him that his Intelligence must be void of Foundation, or your Honor ctca. would 
have given us timely Notice thereof, and hope his Fear will soon subside as the 
Salem Cloth is so material a part of our Investment and he has contracted for 
the whole of that Article. 

We shall take Care that in future an Account Current be transmitted on 
the closing of the April Accounts agreable to your Directions. 

We take the Liberty of enclosing the Military and Civil Storekeepers 
Indents and to acquaint your Honor &c^. that without an immediate supply of 
Tar the Godowns are in such bad Condition that notwithstanding the greatest 
Care the cloth that must be lodged therein will be in great Danger of being 
destroyed by the white Ants. 

We have the Honor to be 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

30. May 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Francis Jourdan. 

Indent of Civil Stores foe the itse of Cuddalore Factory. 
Lead . . . . • . ... . . . . 6 Candies 



Barr Iron Flat 
D° Square 

Anchors from 4 6' to 10 
Grapnols from 1/2 to 1 ^ 
Stationary- 
Iron Locks small . . 
Padlocks of Sorts . . 
Splinter Locks of Sorts 
Tar 

Hand Hatfihets 
Tin Plates 
Wood Axes 
Chest Locks N». 1 

Nails of Sorts 
Cuddalore 
1^. May 1765. 



15 D". 
2 D". 
10 

6 

1 Chest 

6 
36 
18 

C Barrels 

6 
50 

4 



3 Candies 
Fran^. Jourdan, 

Stok 



Indent of Military Stores for the use of Cuddalore Factory. 
4- Carriages for 6 lbs. 

D". 3 - 

I>°- 1^ 

D". 1 .. « 

Limber Boxes for 6 lbs. 

D". for 3 lbs. . . . . . . . . 2 

+Hand Spikes and Coins for all the Guns being ». 18 

+Bott(>ms &c*. f<>r 3 & 6 lb. Shott 
+Cases &C''. for D°. T>°. Grape 
1765—12 



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Indent of Military Stoees for the use of Cuddalore Factory — cont. 

Cartridge Boxes . . . . . . . . . . .'iOO 

Slings 

Bayonet Belts & Frogs 

Worms 

Hammers or Turnkeys 

L ickers 

Drum Heads 

Bayonet b'cabbards 

Cuddalore Francis Jourdan, 

2i>. May 1765. Milty. Storekee-per . 

N.B. — Those marked with a Cross may be made at Cuddalore. 



iO..» 

300 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

12 

300 



No. 91. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Port S^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I did myself the Honor to address you under Date the iT^ii. Instant. 

The Disturbances in these parts will I fear be a very great hindrance to 
the Investment, not a Day passes but some Village or other is plunderd, there 
are several Towns which have many Times suffered in that Maimer alternately 
by each Party and it is now rumourd with how much Foundation I am unable 
to say that should the English Forces assist Hussain Ally Cawn in giving the 
.Rajahs any Disturbance in their present Possessions, they threaten by Way of 
Retaliation to plunder the English Factories. 

I have this Month been obliged to entertain two Fishermen with a small 
Doney to pass the Tappa peons the Passage Doney having sometime ago been 
forcibly carried away. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

26™. April 1765. Your most humble and most obed*. Serv*. 

George Dolben. 



No. 92. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

of Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on your Honor &-ca. with the Accounts of this Place for the 
Month 

At foot hereof is an Account of Cloth on Hand. 

I have the Honor, to be with the greatest Respect 
Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

1st. May 1765. Your most humble and most obed*. Serv*. 

George Dolben. 



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Cloth on hand at the Wash. 

Long Cloth Ordinary 1256 pieces 

Do. Do. MiDLING 726 

Do. Do. Fine 292 

2274 PB. 



No. 93. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor on the Coast of Choromandel 

OF THE Royal English Company and the Council 

at Madras. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the Letter We wrote you the 30*^. of November of last Year We have 
promised you that by the Arrival here of our late second at Bimilipatnam Jan 
Visscher. We should nearer inform us about the Merchants of the Company 
in Name Moepaddy Chitty Jagaya, Tammena Jagoenay Keloe, and Nalamala 
Narsimcoele, who were fled from said Bimilipatnam, to Poenemarken 
Visagapatnam & Visianagram, and entertain you then further about it, and 
because aforesaid second is since arrived here and not only has very justly 
acknowledged and proved that these three Merchants in the year 1763 in his 
presence has signed their clearing Accounts, as well as all the other Merchants 
at Bimilipatnam but besides a new, have conclud<^. the Contracts for the Year 
1764 and thus their Pretence as well, that their Debt by one Siccawierana was 
taken upon him as that ever since 4 years they should have left Bimilipatnam is 
a pure fegned Story of them. We desire you therefore friendly that you would 
give orders to your Residents of aforesaid Places to send over these Merchants as 
Debtors to the Dutch Company to our chiefs at Bimilipatnam, to the end to be 
able to clear their Arrears with the Company which when executed We assure 
you that they will be permitted to go where they please and in which Expecta- 
tion. We have the Honour to remain with great Esteem. 

Negapatam in the Fort Honble Sir & Sirs 

6 May 1765. Your most obed*. and most faithfull Servants 

C. H. Van Teylingen. 
H. Lambruggen. 
T. Cantervischer. 
P. J. L. De Fiellitas. 

H. BOWLE. 

T. D. Severin. 
Corn Pieterez. 
J. Haselhamp. 
D. Vrymoet. 
Jo. Van Tessel. 



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No. 94. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQR. 

Pkesident & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

The inclosed is Duplicate of our last since when We have not received any 
of your Favors. 

2. Our Honble Masters Ships Talbot & York are now dispatched to Telli- 
cherry to receive on board the Sandal Wood and Pepper provided for them in 
part of their Stocks to China and that you may beat a Certainty what sum of 
Money will really be required, to compleat the same to forty thousand (40000) 
Pounds sterling each agreable to the Honble Companys Orders, We have direct- 
ed the Chief and Factors, to transmit you a Calculate thereof immediately on 
their dispatching the Ships to China, and We flatter ourselves your Honor &ca. 
will not fail to comply with our earnest Request for remitting such a sum to the 
supra Cargoes, by the Coast and China ships, as will amply make up the Same, 
We now therefore enclose an Extract from their last Advices to us in Respect 
to the Species of Money to be sent there for your Notice and Observation. 

3. Our Honble Masters ship London is now under dispatch for Europe, & 
We hope to get her away in ten or twelve Days. 

We are 
Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

7th April 1765. Your most obedient Servants 

Chas. Crommelin. 

W". Hornby. 

W^'^ A. Price. 

R. H. BODDAM. 



Copy of three Paragraphs of a Letter from the Resident Supra 
Cargoes at Canton under Date 8™. of November 1764. 

We must beg the Favor of you to be very exact in separating the several 
Sorts of Rupees you design for this Place. 

In our Payments here We reduce all our Silver to Dollars standard. 

As the Chinese Essayers are very incorrect, and differ sometimes 1 & 1\ p'. 
Cent We shall be obliged to you if you will Essay 10 or 20 Rupees of every differ- 
ent Sort you design for this place and send us an Account how much better they 
are than English standard. This Method We should be glad if you could follow 
every year, for We find from the Chinese that the same sort of Rupees differs 
in fineness ; and the Gentlemen at Madras inform us that the Surat Rupees are 
sometimes only two, and sometimes eight pr. Cent better than standard. 

A true Copy 

And^. Ramsay 

Secpy. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 93 

No. 95. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President & Governor &c\ Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Favours of the 8*1^. Febry. and 2^. Ultimo. 

The Neptune Galley imported here the 21st. March from whom We landed 
the Freight on board from your Presidency and dispatched her to Bombay the 
25^^^. with the Packet your Honor &C'''. inclosed, our Honble Masters Ship the 
Calcutta sailed also from hence the same Day. 

Accompanying your Honor &ca. will receive a packet from our superiors 
agreable to whose Directions We now send you two Calculates of the stocks on 
board ships Talbot and York destined for China this season whom We dis- 
patched thither Yesterday in Order for your taking such steps as may appear 
most eligible for compleating the same to Forty thousand (40,000) pounds ster- 
ling each by the ships from your Coast. 

We are in hourly Expectation of the Arrival of our Honble Masters Ship 
London from the Presidency to compleat her loading here for Europe and whom 
We hope will be clear, of this Coast by the 15*^. Instant at furthest. 

We are 
Tellicherry Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 1st. May 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 







T. Byfield. 






H. Hurt. 






Robert Sparks. 






W^. TOWNSEND. 


Calculate of ship 


YORKS STOCK TO C.4NT0N. 


Shipped at Bombay Viz\ 
Cotton 300 Bales 
Poiz^ 150 Can^ at 
Rup^ l^ p^ Candy. 


11025 




Stjrat Charges Viz''. 

Customs 2 p^ Cent.. 220 
Screw hire & Packing. 37 
Boat Hire . . . . 87 

Plttchtjck 15 Bags Gross 
Tare each Bag 21 lb. 


2 
2 
2 90 

345 

711 


2 90 

11370 2 90 
1 27 

3 07 



1421 



@44Seerp^M'3. 187.121 4541 2 567 13 

@ 24 1 p^ M''. shipped 

here Viz*. 
Pepper 400 Cau^. at 45148 — — 5r,43 10 



112-3-48. p'. Candy. 



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Calculate of ship Yokes stock to Canton — cont. 
Sandal \\''ood Vizt. 

50 



1='. Sort 78. 1715 at 145 p''. 11436 

Cent. 
2d. Sort 38 12. 7 135 D°. 5212 



Charges & Customs on the 
above. 



Wanting to compleat her 
Stock. 



Tellicheeey, 
30th Apeil 1765. 



. 16649 

1328 


1 80 2081 

2 74 166 


3 7^ 
1 8f 


79038 


1 44 9879 


15 11 


240961 


2 56 30120 


4 1 


320000 


_ _ 40000 





Errors Excepted. 


Thos. Byfield. 
Harry Hurt. 
Wm. Townsbnd. 
Eobt. Sparks. 




A true copy. 








R. SPARK, 




Accts. 



Calcctlate of Ships Talbot's Stock to Canton 
Shift at Bombay 

Cotton 300 Bales pz 15(i 11025 — — 

Candy @ 73^ p'. Cy. p'. 
Candy. 

SuRAT Charges Vizt. 

Customs 2 p''. 220 2 — 

Cent. 
Screw hire & 37 2 — 

Package. 
Boat hire . . 87 2 90 

345 2 90 

11370 2 90 

Putchuck 15 Bales pz. Gross 70 — — 

Tare 70. 
13 Bags, each 

21 lb. 2 1 21 

2 D°. 1 — 

14 1b. 



£ 
1421 



6 9| 



2 2 21 



67 2 07 [sic] 



@ 44 Seer p'. Surat Maund 
184. 10^ @ 23J R^ p^ Surat 
Maund. 

Shift heice viz^. 

Pepper 400 Ca'. 112.3. 48 
p'. Candy 



Rs. 44,673 15 



45,148 



1421 

568 



9 5J 



5,643 10 



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Calculate of ships Talbot's Stock to Canton — cont. 

Sandal wood viz^. 

1st. Sort 79 6 5 @ 145 11,499 2 84 

P^ cy. 

2 D°. 37 S 21 @ 135 5,053 2 90 

P^ c^. 

16,553 1 74 2,009 3 07 

Charges & CtrsTOMS on the Pepper & ^-and". 1,329 3 19 166 4 e 



wood. 

Wanting to conipleat her stock 



7.S,869 2 98 9,858 14 4^ 
2,41,130 1 02 30,141 4 7| 



3,20,000 — 



Telliohbreb 

30™. April 1765 Es, Ed. 



A true Copy. 



Pe. Tho^. Byfield. 
H^. Hurt. 
Egbert Sparks. 
William Townsend. 

Eobert Sparks. 

Acd. 



No. 96. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c-'^. Council 

OF Fort S'''. George 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

The Ship Swan touching here for Water in iier wa^ to your Presidency 
affords us the Opportunity of enclosing your Honor &g^. Duplicate of our Lettei' 
to you yesterday pi". Pattamar and of the Calculates therein mentioned. 



Tellicherry 
2i>. May 1765. 



We are 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most obed*. Humble Serves. 

T. Byfield. 
H. Hurt. 
EoRT. Sparks. 
W^i. Townsend. 



No. 97. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq^^. 

President and Governor &c-^ . Council 

OF Fort S'^. George 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honored with your Comjnands of the 25*51. Ultimo and now 
transmit the Accounts of this Settlement for the Month of March. 



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The Statement of the years Investment shall in Obedience to your orders 
be forwarded in future by the Time you direct. 

I am very respectfully 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

3''. May 1765. Your very obedient and most humi. Serv*. 

John Pybus. 



No. 98. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ''. 

President and Governor &c^. Councii. 

OF Fort S^. George 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Commands of the 30*^. Ultio. and 4^1^. Instant reached me yester- 
day. The Tappies have been alarmed by some stragling Morattoe Horse 
belonging to Nizam Ally's Army who have plunderd and destroyed some 
Villages on the Road between this place & Madras which has given some 
Interruption to the usual Dispatch of Letters. 

I have advertised for receiving proposals for the Farms dependent on 
this place expiring the Sl^t. Instant conformably to your Orders and will 
forward such as I may receive in Time to reach you if possible by the 20*1^. 

Your Commands relating to an annual Account between this Settlement 
& Madras and closing the Head of Bandsrmalanka Factory shall be duely 
observed. 

I am very respectfully 
Masulipatm. Honble Sir & Sirs, 

11™. May 1765. Your very obedient and most humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



N°. 99. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

of Fort S'^. George 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letters of the #11. and 5*ii. Instant and are glad to 
find the Lapwings Packet has safely reached you. 

In Consequence of your Representation respects, the Disposal of this 
Vessell We have agreed to send her down to you, but having consulted the 
Master Attendant with regard to her proceeding immediately, We find she 
cannot attempt it without a very great risk and have therefore determined 
to defer her Dispatch till a more proper season sets in. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 97 

We have duely Honor'd the draft advised in your first Letter and given 
the necessary Directions in Consequence of your Representation therein con- 
cerning the Baftaes to be sent you in future for Chints. 

Enclosed We transmit you Duplicates of our two last Letters And are 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 15™. April 1765. Your most obed*. Humble Servants 

J. Spencer. 

C. S. Playdell. 

R. Leycester. 

George Gray. 

P.S. — Since writing the foregoing the Prince of Wales has imported but 
tho her Passage has been so tedious she has been fortunate enough by putting 
in at different Places, and procuring proper Refreshment to bring the Recruits 
on board her in extreme good Health. She parted with the Kent on the 29*^. 
Ultio. under the Line intending to touch at your Presidency and We learn 
by private Advices that she arrived with you the lOti^. Instant. 



N". 100. 

To THE HONBLK ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Syren Snow has safely imported with us, and We have received your 
Letter by her of the 6ti>. Instant. 

The Gentlemen at Fort Marlborough have made the same Application to 
us, as you, for a supply of Rice, but being unable from the lateness of the 
season to comply therewith We judge it proper to remark it to you for your 
Government, in furnishing them till we have it in our power from the Return 
of the proper Season. 

We shall pay due Honor to the Bill you advise to have drawn on us, and 
are with Esteem 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

22^. April 1765. Yonr most obed*. Hume, serves. 

John Spencer. 
C. S. Playdell. 
Ralph Leycester. 
George Gray. 



No. 101. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor of Fort S''. George 

ON THE Coast of Choromandel &c*. &c*. on behalf 
OF the Right Honble East India Company. 
Honble Sirs 

I have by these to communicate to you my safe arrival here form Batavia 
on the IS***. Curr*. as Counseller extraordinary of the Dutch East India Com- 
pany, Governor & Director of the Coast of Choromandel instead of M^. 0. V. 

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Jeylingen who according to his Desire has received his Dismission of the high 
Council of India I desire therefore you to renew with me the Continuance of 
Friendship between both our Nations and to be assured that I will never fail 
on my Side to contribute what may be required to preserve the same; also that 
nothing will be more agreable than to convince you that I remain 

Negapatam Honble Sir 

IN THE Fort 18 May 1765. Your most faithfull and most obed*. servant 

P. S. Harsteen. 



N°. 102. 



To THE Honble Egbert Palk Esq«. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 
OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been honored with your Letters of the 7*''. and IGt"^. Ins*, and 
the Chief has received one from M^. Secretary Aldersey of the 15*ii. 

Streeshalaputty has received his Advance the Troubles being as he says 
at an End in the Mysore Country We fear this Delay may hereafter be urged 
by him as an Excuse for not supplying the whole quantity of Salem Cloth 
however your Honor &c^. may be assured of our utmost Endeavors to oblige 
him as well as all the other Merchants to fulfill their Contracts. 

The Sums of Pagodas 400 from M^. Langlois and of 1600 from M^. Law 
advised of in M^. Alderseys Letter have been received & shall be brought to 
account agreable to your Directions We have also received 3000 Pagodas from 
Mr. Brouwer at Tranquebar which he could not invest in Silver to the South- 
ward. 

We have the honor to enclose you the Hamuldar of Chenamnaickpollam 
and Nediaput his Account of the produce of the said Villages from the 16tii. 
November 1764 to the %Q^^. April 1765 together with the Jamabundy or annual 
statement thereof. 

We have likewise the Honor to enclose the Cash Ace*. & Journal Parcels 
for last Month, with an open Account Current of the Presidency with this 
Factory, as the general Accounts cannot with propriety be closed, until We 
hear how the Ace*. Curr*. agrees with your general Books. We are to request 
the Favor of your Honor &&. to acquaint us therewith as soon as convenient. 

We are with the greatest Respect 

CUDDALORE HoNBLE SiR & SiRS 

23". May 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

T. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Francis Jourdan. 

List of Cloth on Hand. 

Bales at Dyers . . . . . . . . . . 31 

— at Washers . , . . . . . . 14J 

— Beateis . • . . . . . . . . 51. 

Bales ..51 



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An AOCOtTNT Jamabandy or Valuation of the produce of the Rents & Revenues of 
ChennaMaxmckpollam & Nediaptjtt as near as possible from the 
1»*. August 1764 to thirty first July 1765, Viz*. 
Chennamanaickpollam. 



Grain Lands 


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.. 532 


Weavers fee*. Dutyes 




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Juncans 




.. 105 


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l-fo. 103. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President & Governor Sic". Council 
OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have duely received your Favors of the 9th. and 25*1^. Ultimo and shall 
punctually follow your Orders regarding the Packers, as also what you write 
us about the Manilha Stores. 

In our Letter of the 21^*. of December we inclosed you an Indent of what 
military Stores was wanted, and We thought would be of use in this Settle- 
ment, and desired you would be pleased to let us furnish ourselves out of the 
Stores received from Manilha, which if you think reasonable We hope you 
will favor us with your Permission. 

The Stock of Gunpowder now in Garrison being only Four Barrells, We 
request you will order us a further supply as soon as possible, out of your 
last Consignment there were three Barrells of it dust and unfit for use. 

Our Serjeant Major of Sepoys has the Care of the Military Stores under 
the Storekeeper, therefore We hope you will be so good as to order him his full 
Pay which We before desired in our of the 2#5i. of March last. 

We observe your Honor &c^. have appointed M^". John Davidson Second 
of this place, and We are accordingly expecting him. 

The Chief will take Care, and follow the Directions you were pleased to 
give him, when any Disturbances happen in this Country. 

The Ballance of our Cash being very low We beg you will please to supply 
with 15 or 20,000 Madras Pagodas by the first opportunity, as We imagine 
We shall be in Want thereof by the Time you can make us a Eemittance. 

We have now found out the Eeason for the two Upparah Merchants acting 
so misteriously as they did of late; by writing us one Thing and telling M'. 
Dolben the Contrary Their Families being numerous, they were resolved to 
divide them so that some might live here and supply us with Cloth, within 
our Bounds, and the others remain at Upparah to provide Cloth for M^. Dolben 
at Ingeram, and We hear he has made them some Advances for that Purpose, 
as this Method may tend to the Advantage of the Investment in general. We 
shall comply therewith tho their Behaviour to us on this Occasion has been 
very vexatious, and We shall accordingly write M^. Dolben thereon, by which 
We hope these Matters will now be entirely settled. 

Inclosed We transmit you a Copy of a Letter We lately received from 
M'. Lowe at Ganjam, with the Merchants prizes of Salempores, which on 
Enquiry We find greatly exceeds what M^. Andrews used to pay for those 
Goods, which were provided at the Eate of 54 Eupees pr. Corge for Cloth of 
13-| & 14 Punjum, & We understand those Merchants are still indebted to the. 
Company, for former Contracts with M^. Andrews, the Country there seems 
to be very unsettled at present, Mr. Lowe having lately made a Complaint here 
of some ill Usage he had met with from the Head Man of that Place, the 
Chief upon which wrote to the Eajahs General who has the Care of that 
District, and He has promised to remedy any Complaints in future. 

We have made strict Enquiry about Salempores and they all assure us the 
ordinary Sorts that used to be made here were no more than 13|- & 14 punjum, 
We therefore desire to know if those Sorts would be agreable to you, as when 
there is any Alteration it is very difiicult to settle the Prices with the Mer- 
chants, as they are always endeavoring to take the Advantage of anything that 
is new, please to order us another Muster of Salempores for what We before 
received was sent to Ganjam. 
1765—14 



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If your Honor &c^. think it necessary we would be willingly be favored 
with your Directions, in what Manner we are to proceed in Case our Troops 
&ca, from Masulipatam march for the Northward of this Place. 

We have received the Stores consigned us by the Bristoll which were 
agreable to the Bills of lading Captain Brodie deliverd us signed by himself, 
he being in a Hurry in getting clear of the Vessells, in the Road, the catta- 
maran Man went away without them, which he hopes you will excuse. 

We are with the greatest Eespect 

iVlZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

12™. May 1765. Your most obedient hum^. Serves. 

John Smith. 
Wm. Barker. 
^0 John Smith Esq«. Chief &c^. 

Council at Vizagapatam. 
Gentlemen 

Agreable to your Orders of the lO^ii. March I have had the Musters of 
Salempores examined by the Merchants & Manufactures here, and they are will- 
ing to manufacture the same on the following Terms, 

That they will make Salampores agreable to said Musters at the following 
Prices. 

Ordinary Salampores Rups. 60 pr. Corge 
Midling Do. 65 ... . 

That they must be advanced Money before hand to the Amount of the 
Quantity to be made by them. 

That they will take Goods to the Amount of half the Number of pieces 
agreed for at the same Rate they were formerly sold here by M^. John Andrews. 

That whatever Pieces shall be short either in Length or Breadth, of the said 
Musters or any Difference in the thread or weaving are to be taken back by them 
or else the Difference deducted from the settled price. 

That they will give their ov^ti Security in writing for their Performance 
of the said Agreement. 

The ordinary Salampores Price is not equal on examining the Cloth which 
they acknowledge, but alledge this Reason, that no body will make them alone, 
as they are more troublesome and less profitable than the midling Sort. 

Ganjam I am Gentlemen 

April 23». 1765. Your most obed*. Humbe. Servant 

John Lowe. 



No. 104. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the honor to transmit you the Proposals, which have been 
delivered me in Consequence of the Advertisement for reletting the Farms 
dependant on this Place expiring the 31st. Instant, The Characters and Cir- 
cumstances of the Persons they come from I shall here take the Liberty of 
giving to the best of my Knowledge and Judgement. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 lOT]' 

Maddala Eeddy and Gorrauze, Joint Renters of several Farms last year 
with Condraigulloo Juggoo Puntaloo have always paid their Rents regularly 
and bear good Characters, but as they were the principal Servants belonging 
to the French Government, when this Place was in their Possession and are 
now engaged in the same Service under the present Resident here for that 
Nation, I submit it to the Determination of your Honor &c=i. whether it may 
be proper to continue to them the Priviledge of farming any Countries depend- 
ant on us, now the Fench are reestablished in these Parts. 

Condragulloo Juggoo Puntaloo & Moosalanty Caumajee Puntaloo Ser- 
vants of the Company who have been f aithfull and Assiduous in the Discharge- 
of their Duty Are Men of fair Character, and in good tho not affluent Circum- 
stances, have always paid their Rents regularly for the Farms they have held. 

Condraigulloo Vencatarayloo son of the late Farmer of Nelley Pilley of 
good Character and Circumstances. 

I have not as yet received any Proposals from the Muglatore Rajah as he 
is at Camp with Hussein Ally or from Bandar malanka, but expect them in two 
or three Days, and shall forward them immediately on coming to Hand. 

The To-svn of Yanam which was included in the Cowle for Nella Pilley 
&c^. Towns is now to be restored to the French conformably to the Treaty of 
peace, its annual Revenue is estimated at two hundred and fifty Pagodas. 

I AM very respectfully 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

18™. May 1765. Your very obedient and most hum^. Serv^^. 

John Pybus. 



No. 105. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Favor of the 4*ii. Instant together with the accom- 
panying Bill of Exchange drawn upon us in your Favor for Current Pagodas 
312. 18 Fan., being the Exchange settled at Bombay for 1000 Bombay 
Rupees advanced to M^. Carfflen Neebuhr and send now by a Catamaran 312 
Star Pagodas, 18 Fans, for the discharging of the said Bill, We understand 
that by Current Pagodas you meant Star Pagodas, notwithstanding in that 
Case the Exchange seems to us to be very high, should you have meant another 
Sort of Pagodas of a lower Value, We shall expect that you will be so good 
as to cause the Difference restored The following Letter to Major Call We beg 
must be delivered to him. We have the Honor to be with the most perfect 
Esteem 

[Tranquebar Honble Sir & Sirs 

20th. May 1765.] Your most obed*. Humbe. Serv*". 

H. Albestiee. 
J. H. Gillem Palk. 
G. Huulbeck. 
Obie. 



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No. 106. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Mr. Johannis Manuel of this Place begs me to give him this Letter of 
Advice to acquaint your Honor &c^. that he advanced to me the Sum of 1500 
fifteen hundred round Spanish Dollars for a Bill drawn by the Honble Govern- 
or and Council of Fort Marlbro at sight on your Honor &ca^. in Favor of 
John Herbert Esqr. by him sent blank indorted [>S«c] to me and by me filled up 
in favor of said M^". Manuel payable to Chamur Sultan at Madras. 

I have the Honor to be 
Batavia Honble Sir & Sirs 

16 March 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servant 

James Burnell. 



No. 107. 

,To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Occasion of our addressing you by this present Conveyance of the 
Snow Elizabeth Captn. Jacob Johnson is to advise our having this Day passed 
the following Bills on your Honor &c^. Council, payable at thirty Days Sight 
to the order of Capt^. Jacob Johnson payable in Madras, Value received of 
Richard Wiatt Esq^. and the ovmers of the Snow Elizabeth. 

Pags- 2,000 or ? 3,200 — — 

1,000 ],600 — — 

750 1,200 - — 

To all which We beg you would please to shew accustomed Honor. 

We remain 
Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

1st. April 1765. Your most obed*. hum©. Servants 

Roger Carter. 
Richard Wiatt. 
Josh. Darvale. 
Robert Hay. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 



No. 108. 
^To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort S''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

1. We did ourselves the pleasure of addressing you under Date the 11th. 
January, by the Speedwell Capt^. John Johnson and the 1st. April by the 
Elizabeth Snow Capt^. Jacob Johnson Duplicates whereof go Numbers in 
this Packet. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 109 

2. Since this We have received your several Favors of the 18ti». Sept"^. 
26 January and 13 March (the latter by the Admiral Watson Capfi. Blewit 
who arrived here the 18*1^. Ultimo inclosing the sundry Papers agreable to the 
List of the Packet). 

3. The Earl of Middlesex, Capt. Henry Fletcher by whom this present 
'Address goes after many unsuccessful Attempts to reach this Place, at length 
happily arrived here the 2Q^^. Ultimo. 

4. We have not been wanting in giving her all the Dispatch possible from 
hence after She had provided herself with Water and other necessaries she 
stood in need of. 

5. Capt°. Fletcher has delivered here 544 Bags of Rice 34 Jarrs 
of Ghee and 77 Bags Doll, being the Remainder of the stock he took in at 
Fort William, when he sailed from thence last year to the French Islands for 
the Maintenance of the Prisoners left there belonging to this Place, but as 
Part of the original supply has been expended for the Use of other Passengers 
he had on board not destined here We have thought it most eligible that this 
Account should be left entirely to your Honor &c^. Council to settle with 
Capt°. Fletcher upon his Arrival at Madras. 

6. He has also laid before us an Account for victualling the above Pri- 
soners which We have paid to CaptJ^. Fletcher but as our Treasury is now lowe 
We have given him a Bill for the same on your Honour & Council for Pagodas 
1155 — 7 — 10 Copy of the Bill We now inclose your Honor, as part of the within 
named persons are gone to other Parts of India that you may be able if you 
think proper to recover their Respective Amount of the Charge. 

7. Captii. Fletcher would also have presented us with another Account foi 
victualling part of his Majestys 84*^'. Regiment whom he received on board at 
Batavia, but as We judged that the Expences incident to the transporting the 
Kings Troops more immediately fell under your Consideration We have agreed 
to refer it to your Honor &c^. Council. 

8. The Middlesex iipon her Departure from Batavia left there the Duke 
of Richmond Capt^. Legeyt, The Duke of Gloucester Capfi. Burdett and Earl 
Elgin Captii. Cooke hound to Canton The Soleby & Beckingham for this 
Place from Madagascar were likewise there. 

9. Inclosed you will please to receive our annual Indent, with which we 
beg a Compliance as opportunity may offer. 

10. Copy of Captn. Fletchers sailing orders you will please to receive 
likewise. 

We are 
Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

Pmo May 1765. Your most obed*. Humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 
Richard Wyatt. 
Joseph Darvale. 
Rqt. Hay. 
» - Robert Nairne. 

John Herbert. 
Hew Steuart. 
John Guild. 
P.S. — We have further taken the Liberty of- drawing on your Honors Six 
hundred Doll^. or three hundred and seventy five Pagodas payable to George 



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Stratton Esq', value Received of Hew Steuart Esq^. another Bill to Andrew 
Ross Esqr. or twelve hundred and fifty Pagodas, value received of Rich*. 
Wyatt Esq"^. 

Roger Carter. 
RicH». Wyatt. 
Joseph Darvale. 
RoRT. Hay. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 
Hew Steuart. 



Salt 



Indent of Sundries wanted at Fort Marlbro. 

.. Garce 20 twenty Garce. 
wine Pipes 10 Ten pipes. 

Roger Carter. 

RiCHD. WlATT. 

Joseph Darvale. 
Robert Hay. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 
Hew Stewart. 
John Guild. 



Indent OF Wares wanted from Madras poe the year 1766. 
Chintz White Ground fine . . ... . . Cor. 1 10 

Midde. . . 3 — 



red Ground 
Palempores large 
small 

MmiARY CliOATHING 

Coats, (Serjeants Infantry 
D°. Artillery 

Coats Corpcral Infantry 
D°. Artillery 

Coats Bombadiers D°. 
D". Gunners 
D°. Drummers ... 

jy. Fifers 

D". Matrosses 

D°- Centinels Infantry . . 

Sepoy Cloathing 

Coats Havildar . . 

Coats Nay 

D°. Centinels 

Military Slops 
Shirts 

Breeches Gingham 
Waist coats D". 



2 — 
2 — 
1 — 



12 
3 
8 

20 
8 
4 

57 
200 

11 
15 



500 
500 
500 



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111 



Hospital Slops 

Beds 300 

PiUows - •• 200 

Quilts 300 

Long Drawers 300 

Banyans 300 

Caps 300 

Ginghams viz. Striped fine 4 Gorge 

Midling 2 

ordinary . . . . . . • • 6 

clouded fine . . . . . . . . 2 

Handkerchiefs Pulicat fiae . . . . •■• . . 2 

Midling 2 

ordinary ... • . . . . . 4 

Long Cloth Ordinary white . . 30 

Salempores Midling white ^0 

D". Hiding Blue - 20 

Long Cloth fine white @ 8 P^ p'. p'. . . • • 10 P^ 

@ 10 p=. p^ P= 10 FK 

at 12 P= 20 P^ 

Long Cloth Midling white 60 

Fort Maklbro Roger Carter. 

.Pro. May 1765 Rich". Wyatt. 

Josh. Darvalle. 

RoRT. Hay. 

Robert Nairne. 

John Herbert. 

Hew Steuart. 

Ordered to be complied with in Consultation. 

30*1'. May i765, W^. Aldersey 

Secty. 



No. 109. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq®. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I beg leave to acquaint you, that I a long a Time since Addressed the 
Gentlemen at Vizagapatam requesting to be favored with an Account of the 
Upparah Merchants Ballances, that I might make the transfer pursuant to 
your Honor &c^^. Commands, and I have hitherto waited in hopes of an 
'Answer, not doubting but your Honor &c^^. Letter to them on this Subject 
would have induced them to a Compliance with the orders you had been 
pleased to send them. It is with a painfull Concern I am obliged to acquaint 
you it has not had that Effect but that the Gentlemen have been delaying Time 
for no other purpose but to consider Ways and Means to avoid putting into 
Execution the orders they have received at last I am favored with a Letter 
from them Copy of which waits on your Honor &ca. enclosed. I humbly beg 
leave to observe that what these Gentlemen have advanced is without any 



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Foundation for it is well known that Cota Chumbadoo & Deum Balliahs 
Families are so far from being numerous, especially the latter s that both these 
Merchants have always acted in Partnership and under one head of Cota 
Chumbadoo and Deum Balliah in the Companys Books, brought in both to- 
gether the proportion of only one of the other Merchants, and I understand 
by their Letter they intend to join in partnership Cota Chumbadoo Son and 
Deum Balliahs Brother in Law, he having only one son who is sick, had 
the Gentlemen proposed this Expedient, by all the Upparah Merchants whose 
Families are all at least as numerous, as those they have mentioned it would 
have given Room for a Belief that it was for the Advantage of the Investment 
in General, but instead of which they have only acted in this Manner, by Cota 
Chumbadoo and Deum Balliah because I have already entered into Contract 
with them, and made them some Advances, and without this Expedient they 
thought they must be under the necessity of making a transfer of their Bal- 
lances, had 1 not entered into Contract with these two people, who were repre- 
sented as the most averse of any to contract with m,e, and rather than which 
would leave their Habitations and dwell in the Eajahs Country it is evident 
the Gentlemen would have endeavored to contract with all the Upparah Mer- 
chants, and would have given for their Eeasons for employing them that they 
were unwilling to enter into Contract at Ingeram, it must be considered as the 
Case now is, that at present I employ only two Upparah Merchants, namely 
Lackum Chittee Pattisum, and Cota Chumbadoo & deum Balliah the Contract 
of the two last being only equal to Pattisums, and that therefore I cannot help 
dissenting entirely from the Opinion that the divids. of Families can in any 
shape be for the good of the Livestment in General, on the Contrary it appears 
to me that in that Case both Divisions will thereby be rendered incapabable 
{sic] of fulfilling their their [sic'] Agreements, and if they have already acted 
a double part it is giving them I think too much Eoom to do so in future, as 
their Families are now, Cota Chumbaddo has been only able to contract for 
one hundred, and Deum Balliah for sixty Bales of which none is yet come in, 
they waiting I am apprehensive to see which Way Matters may terminate and 
whose orders they are really to follow, it is my Duty to acquaint your Honor 
&c^. that they are really incapable of trading to both places. 

As there is a small Factory House at Upparah at present occupied by some 
Vizagapatam Servants as Peons &&. and which would be of service in the 
Business of the Investment, I request your Honor &c^. will be pleased to give 
Directions to have it deliverd to me, for the above purpose. 

The Disturbances in these parts have been some hind^. to the Investment, 
which being happily subsided, I have ye. Honor to acquaint you that the 
Callicoes now come in as fast as can be expected, & that therefore by the End 
of this Month I shall be entirely out of Cash, I therefore humbly request a 
further Supply. 

At foot hereof is an Account Cloth on Hand. I have the Honor to be with 
the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

21^. May 1765. Your most Humble & most obedient Servant 

George Dolben. 

Account of Cloth on Hand. 

At the Wash. 

Long Cloth Ordy . . . „ . . _ .,. 2140 

Ditto Midling .. .. .. .. .. 1315 

Ditto Fine . . . . ... ... . . 482 

Pieces . . 3937 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 113 



To Mk. George Dolben 

Resident at Ingeram. 
Sib 

The Honble the Governor and Council of Fort S*. George have acquainted 
us that they had sent you Copies of the Letters We had wrote them regarding 
the Upparah Merchants, and they have also sent us a Copy of your Letter in 
answer to them by which We observe those Merchants have acted a double part 
by telling you one Thing, and writing us the contrary and the only Reason We 
can find for their acting in this Manner is their Families being very numerous, 
their Intentions were to divide them that two of them Cota Shambidos Son, 
Bussavapah & Deam Ballys Brother in Law Muttoo should come and live here, 
and furnish us with Cloth within our Bounds, and the rest of the Families 
should remain at Upparah, and provide you with Cloth at Ingeram, and We 
hear you have advanced them Money for that Purpose, as this will be for the 
Advantage of the Investment in general, We last Night wrote the Governor 
and Council we should comply therewith notwithstanding the Upparah Mer- 
chants Behaviour to us on this occasion has been very vexatious We also 
acquainted the Governor & Councill that We shall write you the same by which 
We hoped this Affair would be settled, we therefore desire you will acquiesce 
accordingly therein, as We don't see it can be of any Detriment to your 
Investment. 

We are 

ViZAGAPATAM SlB 

IS"™. May 1765. Your most obedient hum^. Serv*8. 

John Smith. 
William Barker. 



No. 110. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & GovER^foR &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Kent has safely imported with us, and We have received by her your 
Lettersof the 20^^. Ultimo, to which we shall hereafter reply, the Purpose of 
this being only to advise you of Lord Clive's Arrival, and that he has taken 
upon him the Government of this Presidency, agreably to the Companys 
Appointment; and further to accompany an Extract from their last General 
Letter which We transmit for your Information, as the Committee therein 
mentioned will be immediately formed. 

Duplicate of our two last Letters now wait on you and We remain with 
Esteem. 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

B™. May 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Olive. 

W". B. Sumner. 
Cs. Playdell. 
John Johnstone. 
Ralph Leycester. 
J. Burdett. 
George Gray. 
Fras. Sykes. 



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No. 111. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaXK EsQ». 

President & Governor &c'^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

The Rajah of Muglatore having sent me his Proposals for renting the 
Countries he holds of the Companys in Consequence of the late Advertisement, 
they now come under Cover, His Character, situation and Circumstances are 
so well known that I need say nothing of them here. 

You will likewise be pleased to receive the Proposals, which have been 
sent me from Bandarmalanka, Moosla Contee Vencataramdoo, the person they 
came from rented the Island in 62 & 63 and is a person of fair Character. 

Mr. Whitehill having some particular Business to transact at Madras, 
which requires his presence, has desired of me to request your permission to 
proceed thither. 

There is a Ballance due at Bandarmalanka from Conkesha Narsoe one of 
the late Merchants of P^. 669 — 27 — 37 which Mr. Whitehill acquaints me he is 
afraid he shall not be able to recover. He is not employed in the provision of 
this Years Invest*, and I have given M'. Whitehill particular Directions 
to make use of every Means in his Power to secure the Payment of his Debt to 
the Company. I am very respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

31st. May 1765. Your very obedient and most hum^. Serv*. 

John Pybus. 



No. 112. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c*^. Council 

of Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Commands, p'. Brittannia with 
Eighteen washing Stones, and I have also received the twelve from Bandar- 
malanka. 

I shall be carefuU to observe your Honor &c^. Orders in being upon my 
Guard as much as in my power, when I apprehend any Troubles, We indeed 
suffer many Inconveniencies from our inland Situation, and to embark any 
Goods from Nellapillee is always a work of Time, Doneys not being always 
procurable and the Distance from the Bar ten or twelve Miles, add to which 
the Doneys cannot go down Nellapillee Creek, but at spring Tides wherefore 
it would be very convenient to have a warehouse on the Island of Ellicatippah, 
which is near the Bar, where the Bales might be transported as the Cloth is 
cured which would then be in Readiness for embarking at a short Warning, 
the Bales being likewise very liable to be damaged from the Rains in their 
long passage, down the River in the Month of August, it sometimes happening 
that they are five or six Days before they get on board. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 11& 

I beg leave to enclose your Honor &c^. a Letter I have received from 
Mr. Stonhouse requesting the Allowance of a pallanq^. on account of the Dis- 
tance he is obliged to walk to the sorting Godown as well as the washing 
Godowns being at Nellapillee where all the Cloth is cured, I have the Honor 
to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

28™. May 1765. Your most humble & most obedient Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 113. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &C'^. Council 

OF Fort S*. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favored with your Address of the 30*i». Ultimo and beg 
Leave to observe to your Honor &c^. that had the Advances been made to our 
Merchants sooner, it would not in the least have forwarded our Investment, 
the General Consternation & Alarm of the Country from the Apprehensions 
of Nizam Allys Approach was then so great, that the Weavers could not be 
prevailed upon to follow their occupation, being wholly taken up in securing 
themselves and Effects, however your Honor &c^. may depend no Endeavors 
of ours shall be wanting to make our Merchants exert themseves. 

The Advertisement you enclosed us has been published and fixed up at 
several Places in the settlement and we shall spare no pains in detecting such 
base Coin, and the utterers of it. 

We have the Honor to be with great Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
CuDDU=. 7 Jv^. 1765. Your most obed*. humb^. Servants 

T. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Francis Jourdan. 
List of cloth on hand. 
Balea at Washers . . . . . . . . . . 46 

D°. at Bsaters . . . . . . . . . . 6J 

T)o. at Dyers . . . . . . . . . . 94 

Bales . . 145} 



No. 114. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S"'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Honor &ca. Favor of the 30tJi. May accompanying 
a Representation from the Nabobs Renter of the Chellumbrum Country. 

1765--15A 



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We cannot help thinking he must have been misinformed, for if the whole 
Grain that has been imported here for some Time past had not paid Juncan 
it would not have amounted to half the sum he mentions however We have 
order 'd Enquiry to be made into it, and also acquainted the said Renter that 
if he can point out any Chitties &c^. that have refused payment of the proper 
Duties We will oblige them to make it good. We have the Honor to be with 
much Respect. 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

7™. June 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

T. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Francis Joubdan. 



No. 115. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ*. 

President and Governor &c*. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have been lately favored with your Honors &c^. Letters of SQtii. 
April and 14**1. Instant, and agreable to your Orders we herewith enclose you, 
your Account Current with this Settlement to 30*1^. April last, as well as the 
other Accounts for that Month, We take the Liberty again to remind you for 
a farther supply of Cash as you will observe by the Ballance of last Months 
Account we shall be soon in want of it. 

As to the Merchants the Dutch again make Application for. We are to 
acquaint you, the first of them Moepody Chitty Jagaya by their own Account 
went and settled at Pondamarka, but since the Family is removed to Wattarra 
in our Bounds this Mans Father owes the Casimcotah Tawsdar Rupees 30,000 
besides We hear he owes our Rajah Chitteram Rauze a great Deal of Money 
that if we should deliver him up to the Dutch We should certainly disoblige 
them, which may be attended with bad Consequences this Man is now as much 
in the Country or about Pondamarka as he is in our Bounds, where they might 
take him if they thought proper, but we imagine they would rather that we 
should quarrel with the Rajah than they, as to Tammina Jagoenaykeloe, he 
lives here but often travels about the Country where they might likewise lay 
hold of him if they pleased, he was as We are informed at Bimblepatam llt^i. 
April 1764 and staid there four Days, and in that Time they never made any 
Attempt to molest him, or did they say anything to him about the Debt they 
now mention although he was then in Company with many of the Dutch 
Companys Black servants, neither of these persons can be of any Detriment 
to our Investment, as they are no ways concerned in it, nevertheless We appre- 
hend you will rather give us orders, to make them quit our Bounds than to 
deliver them up to the Dutch, and We shall be attending your Directions 
accordingly. 

As to Nalamala Narsimcole We know nothing about him, and as they say 
he fled to Visenegaram they ought to apply there for him. 

We observe you had appointed M'. Rain a Surgeon, and we shall pay 
him agreable to your Honors &c^. Directions. 

Lieutenant Cartledge has applied to us for Pag^ 5 pr. Month House Rent 
We therefore desire you will please to acquaint us if We are to pay it. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 117 

We have had a great deal of farther talk with our Merchants regarding 
the price of Salampores and they really assure us they cannot deliver those of 
13^ Punjums of 32 Coy^. long and tv/o Coy^. 5 Inches broad for less than 
Madras Pagodas 14^ p''. Gorge and those of 14^ Punjums of the same Length 
and Breadth not under 16 Madras Pagodas pr. Gorge, and that is the utmost 
we can bring them to, finer Sorts they cant make, but at an Exorbitant Price. 
We shall therefore wait your Honors &c*. orders what Quantity you will please 
to have of each sort. 

We are with the greatest Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HoNBLE SiR & SiRS 

30™. May 1765. Your most obed*. and most hume. Serv*. 

John Smith. 
W^. Barker. 

Cloth on hand. 
At the Wash 

L.C.O. .. .. .. . . C°. 212 

L.CM. .. .. .. .. 96 

L.CE .. .. .. .. 55 10 



363 10 



In the Warehouse. 

LC.OW. .. .. .. .. .. .. 58-7 

LCM.W. .. .. .. .. .. .. 48 12 

L.C.E.W. .. .. .. 18-14 



125 13 

Coige 48!! 3 



No. 116. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 
OF Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

1 have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of thk pmce for last Month 
and I request your Honor &c^. will be pleased to send a Supply of Gash, for 
the service of the Investment. 

I have the Honor to be with greatest Respect 
Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

2». June 1765. Your most hmnble and most obedient servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 117. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort 8"^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

1 have received your Commands of the 28*. Ultimo advising that you have 
been pleased to accept the proposals of Condraigulloo Jugoo Puntaloo, and 



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Mooslacontee Caumaujee Puntaloo for renting the several Farms therein men- 
tioned for five years, who have accordingly taken upon them the Management 
of them, and you may be assured it shall be my particular Care to attend ta 
their Conduct and I have no Reason to doubt but they will give satisfaction 
in the Charge they are entrusted with, and do their best Endeavors for the 
Improvement of the Lands that they may be found to have deserved, the 
Confidence you have been pleased to repose in them for which they beg leave 
to return you their most respectfull Thanks. 

Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this settle- 
ment for April which should have waited on you sooner but Indisposition pre- 
vented it. You will likewise be pleased to receive in obedience to your orders 
an Account Current, with your presidency ending the 30ti». of last Month. 
I am very respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

11™. June 1765. Your very Obedient and most humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



fo. 118. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqr. 

President & Governor of the Coast of Choromandell &c^. &c*. Sic^. 
and Gentlemen of the Superior Council 
AT Fort St. George. 

HpNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have in due time been honored with your Favor of the W^. Ultimo, 
and agreable to your Orders, I now send inclosed the Accounts of silver pur- 
chased, the Account of Tin, with an Account Current of Money received, and 
disbursed, and the Remainder sent to John Lewin Smith Esqr. Chief at Cudda- 
lore I have also forwarded to the said Gentlemen the last silver I had remaining 
in two Bags Dollars 1207 half Dollars 206 different pieces of silver Coin 314, 
weighing 159^ whole Dollars, the whole is 1469^ Dollars. I hope your Honor 
&ca. will find the Accounts Right and Honor with your Approbation, I have 
the Honour to be with the greatest Respect 

Tranquebar Honble Sir & Sirs 

6™. June 1765. Your most obed'. and very obligs. humbe. Servant 

Christian Brouwer. 



No. 119. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

of Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favored with your Letter of the 14*1^. Instant and have 
now the Honor of transmitting you the Covenants executed which were en- 
closed therein. 

We have received a petition from Mahomed Asharaff one of the Companvs 
Merchants, representing that a House belonging to him at Cuddalore has been 
made use of as a Magazine, since the Reestablishment of this settlement 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 119 

which he now requests to have returned, and an Allowance made him for the 
Time it has been taken up by the Company which "We take the Liberty of 
referring to your Honor &c^. 

Mj. Brower of Tranquebar has remitted in Pagodas two thousand one 
hundred and fifty four, twenty six fanams forty Cash 2,154-26^0 (being a 
Ballance of the Honble Comps. Cash, which remained in his Hands). 

As the Musters of Succatoons & Salempores Blue are not yet come to hand, 
We beg leave to remind your Honor &c^. of them. 

Our Cash Account and other Monthly papers, wait on you herewith and 
are with much Respect, 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

22^. June 1765. Your most obed*. Humbe. Serves. 

T. L. Smith. 
J. Calland. 

Fs. JOURDAN. 



List of Cloth on Hand. 

At the Washers . . . . . . . . . . 83 

Beaters . . . . . . . . . . 5| 

Dyers .. .. .. .. .. 134 



No. 120. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

In our last under Date the 6*^. Instant of which a Duplicate is herewith 
enclosed, We acknowledge the Receipt of yours of the 20th. Ultimo We have 
since received your Letter of the 7t'». Instant and are now to replv to tiiem 
both. 

The Gunpowder landed by you from the Kent was consigned to Bombay 
and not to us, and amounts p^. Invoice to £343-10-1 for which sum you will 
please accordingly to credit that Presidency. 

We learn from the Commander of the ship, that the Cases of Tinplates 
you also purposed detaining could not be got at before she left you. 

The Amount of the Dollars which you purchased of Mr. Sumner for the 
Assistance of the China Trade has turned out in our Mint Arcot Rupees 
(99437. 2. 9) for which we have therefore debited you, and in order to assist 



120 Records of Fort St. George 

still further this Branch of the Companys Business, from the Eepresentation 
in your last Letter, We shall duely Honor any Drafts you may make on us 
to the Amount of four Lacks of Rupees, We are with Esteem, 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

28™. May 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Clive. 

Wm. B. Sumner. 
C. S. Playdell. 
Fra8. Sykes. 
Ealph Leycester. 
George Gray. 



No. 121. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

ofFortS'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Our last bore Date the 7*^. April since when We have received your Favors 
of the 7th. and 20*^'. February 20th. March and 11*^. and 12th. April, to which 
We shall now reply. 

2. It affords us much satisfaction to find the Kent was arrived at your 
place, and that the several transport ships for Bengal were all heard of. 

3. On the first Instant We received a Packet from our Honble Masters, 
via Bassorah, and now enclose an Extract therefrom for your Notice, by 
which you will please to perceive We shall have four ships to return Home, 
exclusive of the Kent which may be expected from Bengal. 

4. On the 26th. April we dispatched the London to fill up upon the Coast 
for Europe and the Calcutta left this Place y^. 15th. Ultimo with a full 
Loading. 

5. We are concerned to find our Letter of the 27th. Decemr. fell into the 
Hands of the Morattoes, though we do not apprehend any bad Consequences 
can ensue from it, as they are no Strangers to the Assistance We have offer' d 
Heyder Ally Cawn, nor to our Motives for it. Our President has lately 
received Letters from both those powers, acquainting him of their having 
concluded a Peace, on Terms however very disadvantagious to the latter. 

6. Our Honble Masters having thought proper in their Commands, p^. 
Lapwing to abolish the select Committees at their several Presidencys We 
shall not in future address you as a distinct Department. 

7. These Vessels are for the service of Bengal River but are ordered to 
touch at your place purposely to land our Packets for your Honor &c^. when 
the Commanders are ordered to proceed to Bengali. 

We are 
Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

9™. June 1765. Your most obedient Servants 

Chas. Crommelfn. 
W". Hornby. 
Chas. Waters. 
Samuel Court. 
R. H. Boddam. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 121 

N". 122. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 

Gentlemen 

1. The London Packet having received all necessary Repairs at this Port, 
and being provided with Stores sixSicient for her Voyage We now dispatch her 
to Sooloo and send in her the two Mallays that came in the Worcester from 
Madras, Captain Alves has our Orders on his Arrival there to take on board 
ye. Military Stores he had left, when he was appointed for Canton and in case 
the Admiral Pocock should not have returned to that Place he is to receive 
on board the London, as many of the Troops that were left at Sooloo as he 
possibly can, and then to proceed without Delay to Fort S*. George. 

2. We have reimbursed Capf^. Alves for the Charges of y^. London 
Packet, at this Port, Ta^. 3050. 426 Bills of particulars deliverd to us by him 
come enclosed. The Measurage and present of this Ship amount to Ta^. 
2313. 291. 

3. In the accompanying account of proffit and Loss on the Goods sent this 
Year from Madras, it is to be observed that the Loss on Putchuck, Wax & 
Cotton is owing to short Delivery and had the turn'd out Weight, the Loss 
would not have been more than 780 Tales, These Deficiencies may be partly 
owing to Theft on board the Ships at Whampo and in the Boats coming up to 
Canton, but you will see by the Account of Deficiencies enclosed that the Num- 
ber of pieces of Tin delivered short by Pitt Lord Hollond, an Worcester will 
not account for the Loss of Weight by 22500 the Northumberland delivered her 
whole Quantity in Tale yet was deficient in Weight 960 This we shoul imagine 
must arise from the Difference of weighing between Madras and Canton. 

4. As the Bill of lading for the Lord Hollonds Goods from Madras has 
been omitted in the Packets sent here We beg the Favor that it may be for- 
warded to England, We 'shall give Captain Nairn a Receipt for what We have 
received and send home the Deficiencies, with a Duplicate of the Copy of his 
Bill of Lading which was given to him at Madras. 

5. Mr. Dalrymple requesting us to permit him to take his Passage, on 
the Latham, as many Circumstances require his Return to England, we have 
consented to his going on that ship. He informs us he has wrote fully to 
Madras concerning the situation of Affairs at Sooloo. 

6. We have not yet sold the Gold not being able to settle the fineness with 
the Merchants, who pretend it is not more than 77 touch, in future if Gold is 
sent here from your presidency we beg the Favor that you will cause all the 
Alloy to be taken out, as there then can be no Room for Disputes, The Princess 
of Augusta arrived here the 12^^. of last Month from Bencoolen, by the 
Eastern passage, as the ship was vety leeky. Captain Baddison when at Batavia 
petitioned the Council to let him take out the Cargoe, and have her Bottom 
Examined, but the Dutch refused to give him any Assistance, he left that 
place the Eleventh of November with the ship in a very bad Condition, making 
nearly a Foot of Water an hour all the Passage from thence to Canton, she is 
to be careen'd here, which we hope will not be attended with any Loss of Time 
but that we shall be able to dispatch Captn. Baddison about the lO^h. of 
March. 

7. By the Green Teas being cheaper than was at first expected we shall when 
the Gold is sold have nearly if not quite to load the Princess Augusta. The 
state of our Affairs when she is dispatched will be no Money in the Treasurv 
nor any Goods on hand, with Debts contracted at Canton and Macao on bond 
at 10, 12 but chiefly at 13 pr. Cent p^. annum to the Amount of Tales 118,498, 

1766—16 



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Enclosed is an Account of all the Bills we have drawn on you Gentlemen being 
for Tales 47,854 which we hope will not be attended with any inconvenience, 
We have received Tales 49,591 for Bills on the Court of Directors at 90 Days 
Sight. 

We have acquainted you in our Letter of the 8^^. of November, that we 
had received the 5000 Pagodas lent by your Presidency to Shamier Sultan at 
Eespondentia We have since received the Amount of Mr. Anthony Sadliers and 
Messs. Claud Eussels and Anthony Ross Respondentia Bonds. 

The Lord HoUond and Worcester will sail for England in three or four 
Days, and the Earl of Lincoln in about a fortnight. 

We are 
Canton Gentlemen 

Feb»"^. 5th. 1765. Your most obed*. hume. Serv^^. 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 
Samuel Blount. 
Nathai-. Garland. 
Wm. Mackenzie. 
Stephn. Devisme. 
Thqs. Smith. 
Mann Horner. 
W**. Rous. 



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No. 123. 

To THE HONBLE EoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George 

Gentlemen 

Our last Address to you was by the London' Packet. Duplicate of which 
and other Papers by that Ship come enclosed. 

Since her Departure the Plassey Schooner arrived from Bengal, with 
Advices from the Governor and Council of that Presidency that they had 
resolved to send to this place ten Lack of Rupees, on one or more ships, early 
enough to be here in February so that we may now expect that supply every 
Day. 

We have been offered 125 Tales, for 10 Tale weight of Gold of 84 Touch 
whichis the Average Fineness of ours accords, to the Invoice; but the Refiners 
here declare it to be lower by six and seven Touch, the following Barrs have 
been essayed by two people and we have taken the highest of their Essays 
No. 1 Essay at Canton 75. Essay at Madras 81.1/4 No. 24 dec^^. 77, 89, 85^. We 
shall still endeavor to find out other Methods of proving the Gold, but are 
under the Necessity of selling it before the Princess Augusta goes to pay the 
Ballances due to the Merchants; our supplies this year have just enabled us to 
load all the ships of the season so that on the Departure of the Princess Augusta, 
which will be about the 15*. of this Month our Debt will remain 118498 Tales 
as mentioned in our last. 

The Duke of Richmond, Duke of Gloucester and Earl of Elgin have lost 
their Passage to China the two former are at Batavia, the latter fell to 
Leeward of Fort Marlborough and was not arrived at Batavia the latter End 
of December. 

It is very probable, that We shall have fourteen ships to load next season, 
reckoning two from Bengal, one from Bombay, Eigh[5zc] from England, and 
the three ships that have lost their Passage To load these will require a stock 
of 1400,000 Tales. 

We are 

Canton Gentlemen 

S^. March 1765. Your most obedient Humbe. Servant. 

Thqs. Fitzhugh. 
Saml. Blount. 
Nathi-. Garland. 
W^". Mackenzie. 
Steph^. Devesme. 
Thqs. Smith. 
Mann Horner. 
Wm. Rous. 

P.S. — We have sent two Pieces of Gold cutt from Bar No. 1 & No. 24 in 
order to have them Essayed again least there should have been any Mistake 
as the Difference between the Essays here and Madras, are so great. 

On revising our Accounts since writing the above we find there will be 
55000, Tales, remaining in our Treasury when all the ships Cargoes of the 
Season are paid for, if the Gold sells for 40,000 Tales. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 129 

No. 124. 

To THE HONBLE EOBEET PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Mr. Lebeuf Ensign in the service of the Honble Company having been 
first detained at Manilha a prisoner of War, and afterwards by a severe Sick- 
ness until the sailing of the Vessel under the Command of Don Gaspar w^hich 
arrived here a few Days ago, and being now necessitated for a small Trifle 
of Money to defray his necessary Expences, and to pay his passage to Nega- 
pat°». for which he sails in two or three Days, in his Way to Fort S*. George, 
as I make no Doubt of its being agreable to you, I have therefore advanced 
him Rix Dollars sixty two and a half for his Draught on your Honor &ca. and 
which I have to beg the Favor of you to pay to Andrew Ross Esqr. or order, 
by whom M^. Lebeuf s Bill & Letter will be presented, I have at present no 
News worth communicatg. 

I am with due Respect 
Batavia Honble Sir & Sirs 

21st. May 1765. Your most obedient humble Servant 

James Burnet. 



No. 125. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq". 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

On the other side is' Duplicate of what I had the Honor to write you of 
the 21st. Instant and this serves only inclose Copy of a Letter from Mr. George 
Mildrum commander of the Honble Compys. Schooner Plassey setting forth 
her being in Distress for want of a Foremast and Top Mast wherewith I 
have furnished him as for the within [sic] Receipt amounting to Rix Dolls. 
156 for which sum I this Day drew on your Honor &ca. in star Pagodas 78 
payable at sight to Andrew Ross Esq^". or order which I doubt not you will 
please to Honor . I am with Respect 

Batavia Honble Sir & Sirs 

23 May 1765. Your most obedient humb. Servant 

James Burnett. 
To James Burnet Esq". 
Sir 

I having met with a Misfortune of having our Foretop Mast, and Fore- 
mast shivered with Lightning in such a Manner as they are rendered unservice- 
able, I shall be glad of your Assistance in procuring me other Masts as soon as 
possible, We being [sic] a packet from China, bound to Bengal on the English 
East India Companys Affairs, I am Sir 

Schooner Plassey 
Batavia May 8™. 1765. 

Your most humble Servant, Signed, 
George Mildrum. 



1765—17 



130 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 126. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^ . George 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have been honored with your Commands of the 4:^^. and 12^^. Ins*, and 
forwarded to the Secretary yesterday five setts of the Covenants wh^^. our Honble 
Masters have required to be executed signed in Duplicate to the Servants 
belonging to this settlement, those to be executed by the Military officers have 
been sent to Captain Hart at Rajamundry which shall be sent to you as soon as 
they are returned to me. 

The Muglatoor Rajah has frequently represented to me the Losses he had 
sustained by the Depedrations [_sic'] committed by Sitteram Rauze in the 
Countries he rented belonging to the Company, and as I often recommended to 
him to address himself to your Honor &ca. on the subject as it was not in my 
power to afford him any satisfaction, This, I learn from your Commands he 
has now done in his Letter with his proposals for farming the Companys Lands, 
and I have made him acquainted with what you have been pleased to deter- 
mine concerning that Matter. 

Mr. Whitehill promises his utmost Care, and Attention towards the 
Recovery of the Debt outstanding from Coukesta Narsoe, but gives little Hopes 
of the success, he begs Leave to return his Thanks for the Permission you have 
been pleased to give him to proceed to Madras, which he purposes making 
use of by the Vessell, which will be dispatched with what Bales can be got 
ready by the Month of August, that they may be with you as early as possible 
to assist in compleating a Cargoe for the East of Middlesex, as you have been 
to recommend. 



I have given the Notice you have been pleased to direct to Mr. Smith at 
Vizagapatam and Mr. Lowe at Ganjam concerning the Tardiness of the 
Tappies, between those places that they may take Measures for the more 
speedy dispatch of Advices passing that Way. 

Enclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settle- 
ment for last Month, and am very respectfully 

Mazulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

26™. June 1765. Your most obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 127. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Favors of the 28 Ultimo and ¥^. Instant We duely received, and 
agreable to your Directions We shall furnish our Garrison with the necessary 
Stores, that is wanting out of the Manilha Stores. 

We have sent Mr. Lowe at Ganjam the Parapraph \_sic'\ of your Letter 
regarding the price of Salampores there. 

As we are now favor' d with your Ultimate Resolutions as to the Upparah 
Merchants, We have conformable thereto made over their Ballances to M^. 
Dolben, and agreed with him, that he may trade as far North, as the Tonney 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 131 

Country, which we take to be above thirty Miles of this side Upparah, and 
this We think is agreable to your Directions, that he is not to trade in the 
Tonney Country, so we hope we shall now have no further Misunderstandings, 
on this or any other Account, tho' the Loss of five of our best Merchants, We 
are afraid will not so easily be replaced, Your Honors &ca. may rest assured 
we shall use our utmost Endeavors to procure as large an Investment as w;e 
possibly can and as early. 

We have given Mr. Dolben an order to receive the Factory House at 
Upparah. 

We must desire you will please to acquaint us, what We are to pay 
Mr. Raine our Surgeon Monthly, as we can find no precedent here. 

Our Cash is at present so low, that we cannot make the proper Advances 
to our Merchants, we are therefore in hopes of a speedy supply, or our Invest- 
ment must suffer for want of it. 

Inclosed We transmit you the last Months Accounts for this Settlement 
as als [sic] the ten Covenants executed as you was pleased to direct. 

We have the honor to remain with the greatest Eespect. 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

23» June 1765. Your most obedient and most Humble 

Servants 

John Smith. 
W^. Barker. 

Cloth on Hand. 
At the Wash. 

L.C.0 242 11 

L.C.M 112 8 

LC.F 62 18 

417 17 

la the Warehouse 

L.C.O.W. 16 17 

L.C.M.W. 69 9 

L.C.F.W. 28 — 

108 6 

Embaled Bas of 

L.C.O.W. 462 69 — 

Corge . . 595 3 



No. 128. 



To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ". 

President and Governor &c^. Council 
OF Fort St. George 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Commands of the 4th. & 12th. Jngt and have the 
Honor to acquaint you that the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam have made over 
the Upparah Merchants Ballances amounting to Madras Pagodas one thousand 
three hundred and twenty two, twenty three Fanams, and thirty three Cash 
(1322-23-33) for which I have already credited account Current, Fort St 
George, and have also received from them the small Factory House at that 
place, as the Merchants Ballances are but very small and indeed some of them 
now cleared, and as I am in great Want of Cash to advance ye. others I hope 
1765— 17a 



132 Records of Fort St. George 

Your Honor &&. will be pleased to send a supply as soon as possible, I compute 
there will be wanting to compleat this years Investment about forty five 
Thousand (45000) Madras Pagodas. 

I beg leave to assure your Honor &ca. that I shall exert myself to the 
utmost in getting what Cloth I possibly can in Readiness for the Middlesex, 
that it shall be dispatched as early as the Winds will admit and that the 
utmost Frugality shall be used in Building the Godown, on the Island of 
Elicattipah, 

The two Covenants signed by me and my Assistant and duely attested 
wait on your Honor &ca. enclosed. I have the Honor to be with the greatest 
Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

26™. June 1765. Your most humble and most obed*. Servant 

George Dolben 



No. 129. 



To THE Right Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor of Fort St. George 
ON THE Coast Choromandel &ca. &ca. 
on behalf the right honble royal 
English East India Company 
AND THE Council at Madras. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 18*1". Instant, accom- 
panyed with a copy of what the Chief and Council of Vizagapatam directed 
to you, We thank you friendly for that you have found our Demands concerning 
ye. f rom Bimilipatnam, to Poenemarken, Vizagapatnam and Visianagaram fled 
Merch*s. of the Company as just that upon these Fundaments and the Appear- 
ance, that they not concern your Investment, you have been pleased to grant 
their Returning to Bimilipatnam if required and to give them not the least 
protection in your Bounds, which could elude our just Demands, to which 
purpose you had already given the necessary orders, to your abovementioned 
Agents at Vizagapatnam, nevertheless can we not regard this as equivalent to 
an express order for delivering them up in our Hands and such single and 
alone, as We think upon pretensions that the Rajah Sittaramarassoe and 
the Casim Cotahs Tauusdar must have a great deal of Money since at present 
nothing more is mentioned about the heretofore, or by Letter of 17^'^. Sep- 
tember last formed Pretence for Mr. Smith Chief of Vizagapatnam of 5100 
Rups. 

We assure you Gentlemen that We will give you proofs of our Equity in 
all Occasions and according to what the Matter will require, also that We are 
ivith a high Esteem, 

Negapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

IN THE Fort 26 June 1765. Your most faithfull and obed*. Servants 

P. Hacksteen 
&c*. Council at 
Negapatam. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 133 

No. 130. 

To THE HONBLE EoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 
OF Fort St. George 

HoNBLE Sirs 

I sent inclosed some Accounts of the Companys Affairs at Sooloo, for your 
Honors Inspection so that you may be able to judge of the properest Methods 
to take for the Recovery of the Money all the Directions I received from 
Mr. Dalrymple for enquiring into, the Companys Affairs at Sooloo. I like- 
wise have here sent encl^. The large Pearl that M'. Dalrymple mentioned 
in his Directions, I returned at Sooloo, as by the Inclosed Receipt and at the 
same Time enquired for the Pearl, that Dalo AUimodin had but found, that 
he had left Sooloo a iew Days before I arrived there from China, I being 
obliged to keep my Bed on the Account of the Badness of my Heath [sic] : is 
the Reason that I have not wrote more fully. We have heard no Account of 
the Admiral Pocock since she left Sooloo the 2S^^. of Sept^. last Bound for 
China. I beg leave to subscribe myself with due Respect 

Ship London in Honble Sir & Sirs 

Bimblepatam Road l^^. July 1765. Your most Humble and most 

obedient Serv*. 

Walter Alves. 

To Captain Walter Alves 
OF Ship London. 
Sir 

On your Return to Sooloo you will reembark y^. Troops and Stores, landed 
there and proceed with them to Madras. 

I have desired that the Galley might be delivered to Sarapodin, which 
if not done when you return, if he is on the Spot you will do, you will inform 
Capt^. Paina that he is to deliver to Sarapodin the Company's Champan and 
the three Bales Handkerchiefs you will also deliver to Sarapodin the remainder 
of the Iron and Nails, Com. Watsons Bill is enclosed for the above and the 
Bale left at Sarapodins no. whose receipt you will take for these things, and 
give him an Account of this Cost; if he should be at Balambanzan you will 
just call on your way to Madras and deliver the above to him or whoever is 
there on his Account. 

A. Dalrymple. 

Dated at Sooloo the 2'°. October 1764. 

P.S. — You will take under the Convoy the Champan which went with me 
to Balambanzan should he be desirous of going to Bencool". or elsewhere. 

To Capt*^. Alves. 
Sir, 

You will herewith receive Irraels Pearl which is valued at 500 Dollars, 
you will demand of him the Declaration and Receipt which he has signed by 
me, you will inform Duto AUimodin that I have never been offerd for his 
more than 1000 Dollars, for which Reason, I have carried it to England, 
represents to him the Benefit it would be to have the Fellow to it which would 
enhance the Value of it greatly so as both would be about 3000 Dollars which 
is by one third more than worth separate, if D. Savapodin be on the Spot you 
will apply to him on that Head in my Name and request him to use his 



134 Records of Fort St. George 

Indeavors to get Allimodin to send the other and some more so as to compleat 
the value of 6203 of .Eials which may possibly still satisfy the Company, 
otherwise assure him all my Influence shall be used to make them insist on the 
last Farthing. 

You will let Sarapodin know the Chinese do not like the Colour of this, 
and value it at most as worth 1500 dollars, this year is a bad year, I carry it 
to England, as I dare say it will be worth more than in China. 

You will enquire whether in Case it should be wanted the Sooloos would 
pay any of their Debt in Timber. 

In case of receiving the Pearl from Allimodin take y^. first opportunity 
of sending it home to the Company, You will receive four Beaureaus for the 
Sultan. I am, Sir: 

Canton Your most obedient Humble Servant 

isf. Janhy. 1765. A. Dalrymple. 

AccotTNT of Sundrys belonging to the Honble Company left at Sooloo, by Alex"^- 
Dalrymple Esq''- to be disposed of there by Dato Sarapodin to the best Advantage for 
Account the Honble Company. Sooloo 22'' ■ March 1765. 

Invoice of what is unsold in Dato Sarapodins possession. 

Cos. Ps. Sp. Dolla. 

A Red Handkerchiefs 10 to a piece 2 4 a. 40 Sp. Doll'«- f^ Gorge . . 90 — — 

A D°- 8 to D°- 3 6 a. 551 183 — — 

B D°- 10 to D°- 1 10 a. 43^ 65^ — — 

C D"- 8 to D"- 5 15 a. 48 . . . . . . 276 — — 

D D°- 8to D"- 2 a. 21 42 _ -_ 

Gorge 14 11 656 1 — 
Cattys. 

Iron 60 Bars fS'. 1237 a. 12^ Sp. Dollars f, pecul . . 154 i — 

Nails of Sorts 398 a 108 | — 

Spa. Dollars 919 \ — 



Account Sales of the Honble Companys Handkerchiefs given to Dato Sarapodin by 
Trungua a Chinese who sold them before Date Saropodin arrived at Soobo from Ralara. 
bangan Viz'- 

Cos. Ps. Rps. 
of three different Sorts of Handkerchiefs viz. RAB 2 19 a. 400 fl Gorge 1180 — — 

of ,. .. .. C— 10 a. 12 ^ piece 120 — — 

of .. .. .. D 17 6 a. 54| ^ Gorge 1476 6 — 

of sorts .. •• 2 15 a. 11-1/8 fi piece 650 — — 



Gorge . . 23 10 Rupees 3126 

14 11 



38 01 
Cos. 
According to invoice should be 39 only accounted for deficient 19 p=- 
of the sum 5426-6 paid by Teungua to Serapodin as p''- hU Reckoning . . 2100 — — 

Remains due to the Honble Company by Teungua as p''. his Note paya- 
ble on Demand, to Dato Sarapodin 1326 6 

Rupees . . 3426 6 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 135 

Dato Sarapodin has also under his care a Galley & Champan belongs, to 
the Honble Company as p^. his Receipt. 

These are to certify that Jo. Walter Alves Commander of the Honble 
Companys Ship London, have requested Sultan Mahomed Ally Modin as a 
Friend & Ally of the English Nation to use all his Interest with whatever 
Prince of the Island of Magindanao has in Possession a Schooner named the 
Squirrel belonging to the United Company of Merchants of England trading 
to the East Indies and her Crew, a list of whose Names I subjoin in order to 
get her restored to the Compy. and the Crew released to their Liberty, which 
if he can possiy. effect, that he will deliver the Vessel or any part thereof as 
also any of the Crew that he receives to Capt^. John Desplan, In Witness, 
that I make the above Request in the Name of his sacred Majesty George the 
Third King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King Defender of the 
Faith and so forth, and in the Name of the Honble Company of Merchants 
of England trading to the East Indies I have hereunto subscribed my Name 
This 20th Day of March 1765. 

The Names of the Crew are 

Walter Alves. Lall Serakg 

Abdalla Oareem ( 



i\/r I LaIBOI 

Miguel Lascars. Cassim 



Nanah 
Gruah 



Lascars. 



Naran 



No. 131. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq''. 
President and Governor 

OF Fort St. George. 

Sir 

The following is Duplicate of my last, when I recommended Dato Jaifir, 
as the fittest Person to supply Saropodins place I forgot the intimate Friend 
of Sarapodins D'Annoo, a very discreet Man, whose Father was treacherously 
murdered at Barneoon an Embassy from Sooloo, the son has many Friends 
at Pappall and most of the Inhabitants of Balabao and many of Palawan 
are his Vassals he is equally distinguished for Intrepidity and meekness and 
tho from not being able to converse with him as well as the other I cannot form 
so good a judgment yet I imagine he would be a very proper person, for Sara- 
podin 's Deputy or Successor, however he himself will be a better judge than 
I can, tho should he recommend his Brother in Law Allimodin, he ought by 
no Means to be accepted. 

Before I left Sooloo I concluded a Treaty with the Sultan it is little differ- 
ent from the former except in some Explanations, he is only provisinional \sic] 
till the Company's pleasures be known and was only done to quiet some little 
the Company's pleasures be known and was only done to quiet some little 
jealousy which the Sultan had hinted. 

It appears to me if a ship sails from Sooloo she should pass up as the 
Neptune did along the Coast of Mindanao Negros Pany, Mindoro & Leizon 
there is in general a strong Current setting to the Westward, and therefore 
they should keep in with the Land & on that Account pass to the Eastward of 
Roias where they have the Advantage of Tides & they must not be discouraged 
by a few Days contrary Winds or Calms, pass to y®. South of Mindanao^ & 
stand over to the East^. in a low Latitude till they are far enough to weather 
the No. End of Leizon, making an Allowance for a strong Curr*. setting to the 
Westd. this I conceive to be ye. worst Passage, but it is least known, I have a 
promise of some Charts of the Navigation which if obtained Captn. Clais will 



136 Records of Fort St. George 

give you Copies of — . I think the Royal Capfi. Passage by y^. N^. End of 
Mindanao an improper one, for altho' I look on all he says about the 13 & 14 
Knot Tides as Nonsense, yet should the Winds come far northerly after a Man 
has got into the Latitude of 15 or 16 unless he is very far to the Eastv7<i. he 
will be unable to weather ye. No. E. End of Leizon & if so, I think one might 
be endanger'd of being delayd in that large Elbow which y®. E. Coast forms, 
since that Case be obliged to continue till the Change of ye. Monsoon, If a ship 
goes through this strait I would advise them pass through the Bocadera if not 
far enough to the Eastward when in that Latitude. 

I shall Embark to-morrow for England in the Latham where I shall be 
prov'd of your Commands. 

I am 
Canton Sir 

16™. January 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servant 

A. Dalrymple. 



No. 132. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 
OF Fort S'. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Place for last 
Month. 

In niy Letter to Your Honor &ca. of the 26*^. past is an Error of twenty 
Madras Pagodas; in the Upparah Merchants Ballances the sum therein speci- 
fied being 1322—23—33 which should have been 1342—23—33 for which sum 
I have duely credited Account Current Fort St. George, I have the Honor 
to be with the greatest Respect 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Ingeram Your most humble and most obedient 

the 6™. July 1765. Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 133. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*'. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 
of Fort S^ . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We are to acknowledge the Favor of your Letters of the 2b^'^. June and 
4^^. Instant. 

On receipt of the Musters of succatoons and Salempores blue, they were 
shown to Botchy Chitty he having in the Month of March offered to contract 
for them, but the lowest prizes he would accept, were for the first 42| |f Corge 
and the latter 29 Pagodas, whereon we called before us in Consultation, the 
other Merchants who desired Time to enquire concerning the same and were 
directed to deliver in their Proposals, in Writing, accordingly yesterday they 
attended, but the only persons, who offered to provide any Goods, of these 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 137 

species were Streeshalaputty and Papa Chitty in Company with Bootchy 
Chitty the former Streeshalaputty agreed to furnish the Honble Company 
with the Succatoons, at 42^ F^. Corge and Salempores at 28:| by the first of 
January 1766, which were the cheapest Terms offered, and the lowest for which 
We imagine they can be procured, however as this exceeds those mentioned 
to us by your Honor &ca. We were unwilling to come to a Determination 
until We should receive your further Instructions which We therefore beg 
Leave to request as our Honble Masters are desirous of having a few Gorge 
of these kind of Goods to enable them to Judge whether they will answer in 
Europe, We hope you will approve of our having advanced, two hundred and 
fifty (250) Pagodas for the immediate Provision of a small quantity of each it 
may not be unnecessary here to observe that the Length of the blue Salempores 
are only 32 Covids whereas the brown before contracted for are to be 33. 

The Muster of white Succatoons has not yet been sent to enable us to get 
any for the Ship, under Dispatch, We are to entreat the Favor of your 
immediately ordering it to be sent hither with the lowest Price you will permit 
us to give for them, and even then We cannot take upon us to assure you they 
will be ready in Time. 

On Account of the Approach of the Middlesex Dispatch We have greatly 
pressed the Merchants, and from our Representation of the Necessity of their 
immediately delivering in Cloth they have promised to exert themselves, as 
much as possible the Bales on hand m^ay be delivered early the next Month, 
all that may be procured, after that Time shall be prepared with the greatest 
Expedition, We cannot promise any certain quantity but you may depend on 
our u^tmost Endeavors, on this as well as every other occasion. 

Enquiry has been made and 2^ Pag^. pr. Month is in Consequence judged 
a reasonable Rent for Mahomed Asharaffs, House as it was one of the largest 
in Cuddalore. 

M"". Baars the Dutch Resident claiming a priviledge of paying only 2^ 
^ Cent on all Goods belonging to or made for the Dutch Company as well 
as many other Rights, and as his being permitted to make up Cloth here may 
be detrimental to our Honble Masters Investm^^. We beg leave to request your 
Honor &ca. will be pleased to signify to us how far the Rights of the Dutch 
Company or their Resident at Cuddalore may extend. 

Mr. Hutteman having petitioned on occasion of the Death of the late 
Clerk who officiated under him without any Gratuity for an Allowance of 
21 Pagodas P^. Month for another to be provided in his Room, to attend to 
the Burial of the Military We take the Liberty of enclosing it for your perusal. 
We have the Honor also to enclose the Monthly Papers of this Settlem*. 
and to subscribe ourselves with the greatest Respect 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

18™. July 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

T. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Francis Jourdan. 



List of Cloth on Hand. 



At Washers 



41^ 

Beaters . . . . . . . . . . , . gj 

Dyers .. .. .. .. .. ." 151 

Embaled . . . . . . . . , . . . 4 

Bales . . 257i 



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N°. 134. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort St. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Under Cover you will be pleased to receive the several Covenants of the 
Ofl&cers that Rajahmundry executed in two Copies. 

As I have not a sheet of paper of any Sort remaining I must request youi 
Compliance with my Indent for Stationary {sic) transmitted some Time since. 

I received a few Days ago a Letter from Mr. Whitehill representing the 
bad condition of the Factory House at Bandarmalanka, from which I beg leave 
to communicate the following Extract ; since the Rains sett in part of the back 
Wall of the Factory House is fallen down, and this Morning a piece of the 
Wall over the back Door came down, and indeed I am very much afraid if 
We get any heavy rains the whole House will be down and as to repairing 
it is needless, for one part is no sooner done than another tumbles down, I 
shall be glad of your Directions concerning it as well as Permission to build 
a Cad j an House for the present. In consequence of this Representation which 
I make no Doubt is a very just one, as the Foundation has long since way \_sic^ 
in most parts I have given M^. Whitehill Directions to build a temporary shed 
with Palmeiras and Cadjans if he thinks it unsafe to live in the Factory which 
there is great Reason to apprehend cannot stand much longer, as the Walls 
are of unburnt Bricks and laid in Mud with only a thin casing of Brick and 
Chunam, but I shall not set about any Repairs to it, as your Honor &ca, have 
given one Reason to expect Mr. Call here very soon who on a survey of it will 
be the best judge what ought to be done to it. I am very respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

18™. July 1765. Your most obedient and most humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 135. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Commands of the 6*1^. Instant by the 
Plassey Schooner with twelve Thousand (12000) Madras Pagodas for the 
Service of the Investment here, the Schooner was detained as short a Time 
as possible and sailed last Night for Visagapatnam. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 17 July 1765. Your most Humble and most obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 139 



N°. 136. 

To THE HONBLE BOBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Your Favors of the 22^. and 23^. have been duely received Mr. Dowset is 
arrived and M^. Jour dan is preparing to set out for Madras, pursuant to your 
Orders. 

We shall lose no Time in procuring the Succatoons and so soon as the 
Musters can be made they shall be sent to your Honor &ca. 

It is not possible for us to determine the Rights the Dutch Company may 
We [sic] have here as we have not the original Cowle or Books of Fort St. David 
to refer to We however take the Liberty of forwarding to your Honor &c^. the 
Copy of their pretensions as set forth in a paper from M'". Baars the Dutch 
Resident to the Chief, also Copy of a Letter from your presidency, and will 
only add as they take in Cloths of all Lengths their providing any here will 
greatly interfere with the Provision of our Honble Masters Investment. 

As we have sometimes Occasion for the S*. Davids Books We shall be 
obliged if you will be pleased to order them to be sent hither by a future 
Conveyance. 

By several Advances made on Account of the Invest*, our Cash since the 
closing of last Months accounts is nearly expended, We are therefore to request 
the Favor of an immediate Supply to pay the Merchants, for the Cloth as 
brought in. 

We are 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

27™. July 1765. Your most obed*. H'ble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. ' 
Robert Dowsett. 
Francis Jourdan. 

List of Cloth on hand. 
Bales 48^ at Washers — 
14 Beaters. 
119 Dyers. 
129 Embaled. 

BaP. . . 310^ 

A BRIEF extract from the Cowle Granted by the King of the Country of 
Gingy to The Dutch Company in the years 1654 & 1687 the original of which 
is in the Secretarys office at Negapatam. 

Article I^t. That we may trade in the Country under the Dominions of 
Gingy in piece Goods, Indigo, Salt Petre, Grain, Slaves and in all things else 
that we find necessary without any Hindrance, and to transport them to 
Tevenapatnam, Porto Novo, Pondicherry, and other sea ports Town for 
Exportation, for which we are to pay half the Duties only being 2^ p. Cent on 
ail kind of Merchandises, and on Slaves we export to pay W Fanams a head, and 
not to demand any thing from those that bring them to sale. The Custom house 
people are not to search nor open any Bales or Bags or any other thing nor can 
they form any pretensions on any Goods that are either landed or shipped off 
whatever they are mentioned to be on Tripapuloor Pini Goods when carried 
1765— 18a 



140 Records of Fort St. George 

to Tevenapatam, the old Dutys are | of a Fanam for 80 Patches more than 
which shall not be demanded Further on every thing else we embark are to pay 
2^ pr. Cent, To unload our Trade we may freight as many Boats and people 
as We find necessary, without being obliged to apply for a License every Time 
to the Custom house officers but they to aid & assist us in everything. 

Article 2". All Goods that We may import at the ports of Sinsur 
Tenagapatnam, Porto Novo, Pondicherry, & other convenient Places, if we are 
willing to sale them we may freely unlade them and carry to our Factory or 
Houses and dispose of them to whom We think properi without any Molesta- 
tion or Hindrance being given to it — and the Custom house officers are not to 
be suffered to search and open or count such Goods even if they be opened, 
whether they be in Chests Bales or Casks but to receive the Account we may 
deliver we on our part promise to give a just Account to the Custom house of 
all we may sell, and no ways to diminish or under Rate their real Value, after 
sold the Merchants to pay 2^ :^ Cent. We may likewise send our Goods into 
the inland countries or Villages in charge of our own People to be disposed of 
whenever We may think proper, without any let or Hindrance being given to 
It, We to pay on all goods we may have to send 2-^- ^ C*. and the Merchants 
at the places where they purchase from us will pay the usual Duties in such 
Case and if we should not be able to dispose of them and be obliged to bring 
them back to reembark We shall not be troubled to pay any Duties. 



No. 137. 



To THE HONBLE GeORGE PiGOT EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Councill 

OF Fort Sf. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I wrote you by the Revenge enclosing the Cash Accounts of Manilha making 
a Ballance of one hundred and eight thousand and six hundred and forty and 
four Dollars in Your Favor. 

Sixteen chests of treasure containing 129288 Rupees I shipped upon the 
.Admiral Pocock Capt". Thomas Riddell for which you have here with the 
Bill of lading eleven Chests containing 88,000 Rupees making up the Ballance 
I shipped upon the Revenge for which Messrs. Stevenson & Jourdan received 
Bills of lading from Commodore Watson. 

Hitherto our passage has been very tedious and it gives me great Concern, 
that there is an Appearance of our being forced to run to China by the way of 
Sooloo as We are in want of fresh provisions and above forty of our seamen 
sick, on our arrival there I shall take it upon me, to deliver the 16 Chests of 
Treasure to the Companys Agents at Canton. 

Capti. Riddell intends to make another Attempt for our Passage to 
Batavia and I hope it will prove successful as it will give me great uneasiness 
in getting so late to Madras which the Consequence of our going to China 
must occasion. This comes by some of the Companys servants, who sail for 
Batavia in a small Malay Boat I am in Esteem and Respect 

Straits betw^. Borneo Honble Sir & Sirs 

& PuLo LANT. Your most obed*. and most humb^. Servant 

Daw SONNE Drake. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 141 

No. 138. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to reply to 5^our Favors of the IS^'i. & 19*^. Ultimo and 
6tii. Instant, We shall duely follovp the Directions you are pleased to give us 
regarding the Dutch Merchants if any further Application should be made 
£o us about them. 

The Weight and Quantity of the Manilha Stores we sh^. soon transmit 
you. 

The Plassey Schooner arrived here the 17 Ins*, in the Evens, by v^hom 
we have received your Consignment of Money and Gunpowder, agreable to the 
Invoice and Bill of Lading enclosed she sailed again this Morning for Bengal 
the Matrass Beng". Cotton left here sick from on board the lUocos, we sent 
on her to join his Detachment and have acquainted the Governor & Council of 
it. 

By this Conveyance we enclose you the Accounts of this settlement for 
last Month and we request your Honor &c^. will send us a farther supply of 
Cash soon as We have already advanced the Merchants the greatest part of 
what you have now sent us. 

We have the Honor to remain with the greatest Eespect 

Vizagapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

19™. July 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

John Smith. 
W^. Barker. 



L.C.O. 
L.C.M. 
1,.C F. 

484 1 



Cloth on Hand. 






At the Wash. 






• • 


279 
132 

72 


3 

18 


In the Warehouse. 








18 
69 
32 


5 
3 


Embaled. 









%o. 


94 
14 



L.C.O.W. 
L.C.H.W. 
L.C.F.W. 

109 8 



L.C.O.W. .. .. ., .. 63gy 94 10 

L.C.M.W. 



70Ba8 



142 Records of Fort St. George 



No. 139. . 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 
OF Fort Si. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

In our Address of the 27*'!. we advised you of our having occasion for an 
immediate Supply of Cash and some being tendered us here, we have therefore 
taken the Liberty of drawing on your Honor &c^. for two thousand Pagodas 
in favor of Mr. John Turing at three Days sight which hope you will approve 
of and are with great Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

1ST. August 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

T. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
RoBT. Dowsett. 

pRANS. JOURDAN. 



No. 140. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President and Governor &ca. CouNcn. 
OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed you will be pleased to receive the Accou^^^. of this settlement for 
last Month. 

By a Letter lately received from M^. Whitehill I find that he expects to 
dispatch to your Honor &ca. by the 20**1. of next Month, about an hundred 
Bales, and purposes to send what more he m,ay be able to get ready by the 
middle of September on another Vessell. He complains much of the iDack- 
wardness of his Merchants in bringing in their Goods, I have wrote to them 
on this subject, and they promise fair, alledging in Excuse for their late Remis- 
ness the very unsettled State of the Country, till We took possession of Rajah- 
mundy which made it hazardous to advance their Money to the Weavers, who 
were in daily apprehensions of being plundered, I have the same Compl*. to 
make of the Merchants here with Respect to the Chay Goods and they give 
nearly the same Reasons in Excuse. 

The Entrance of Nizam Allys Army into the Carnatic and the long stay 
it made on the Borders of the Guntoor Country where the greatest part of the 
Chay Goods are provided m,ade it unsafe to trust the Money which had been 
advanced them, in the hands of the Weavers. 

On setling Accounts with my Merchants, for the last years Investment, 
I called upon them for a Refund of 10 '^ Cent, on the whole provision, on 
Account the badness in Quality; and I still threaten them with enforcing the 
Payment of it, in hopes it will induce them to exert themselves in improving 
the Goods in Colour and Fabrick, Those they have already brought in seem to 
be superior in both, to what provided last year, and I shall let them know 
that the payment, of the refund I have demanded, will be submitted to your 
Determination, which they can only expect, to be favorable from the atten- 
tion they shall appear to have shewn to the Improvement of the Inves™*. 

I am sorry to acquaint you that the Country this Way affords, a very 
unfavorable prospect, to the poor Inhabitants and' Farmers, from the want of 
Rain, which threatens a great scarcity of Grain the approaching season, by 
the entire failure of the Crops, of small Grains, which are usually in great 
forwardness at this time of the year. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 143 

The Nabob (Mahomed Ally) being now in possession of the Fort and 
Districts of the Ongole Rajah, it is necessary I should acquaint your Honor 
&ca. that the latter is indebted to the Farmers of ,Nizampatam for the 
Arrears of Rent due from him on Account of two Villages belonging to that 
Circar which he formerly held from the Moor Government but was disposed 
of by the French, and they were reckoned as part of the Nizampatam District 
when that Country was first let out after we took the place but as the Ongole 
Rajah had it much in his power, to be troublesome to the Inhabitants of the 
several Villages belonging to that Cercir which bordered on his Districts, the 
Farmer found it most eligible to restore them to him again on Conditions of 
his paying for them the sum of Pag^. 200 annually by way of Rent although 
much less than their real Value and on these Terms he has held them ever 
since, but 'twas with Difficulty the Farmer could ever recover his Rent from 
him and he now stands indebted on that Account as follows Viz*. 

To the Estate of Meer Banker Farmer of the Nizampatam 

Circar for the year 17(!3 .. .. .. MP^ 122 9 — 

To Maddely Reddy Gerrauze and Jogue Pantaloo Far- 
mers for 1764 ., .. .. .. 200 — — 



MP^ 322 9 — 

which being now totally irrecoverable from him it seems but reasonable should 
be paid by the Nabob. 

The Names of these villages are Vellagapoody and Davarum Paddo, and 
from the best Information I have been able to get I find their produce in 
Grain is estimated at about P^. 800 annually and in Salt near twenty thousand 
Rupees if the year proves favorable, but the Charges on making this Article, 
and the Inhabitants share of the Grain with the customary Fees of the Zemin- 
dar, Despondee and Muzmadar are to be deducted which may amo*. to seven 
or eight thousand Rupees, I have enquired of the present Farmers of that 
Circar what they are willing to give for those Villages but they seem totally 
averse to taking of them at any Rate, alledging that as the people necessary 
for manufacturing the Salt are only to be procured from the Ongole Districts, 
and that by Force, they should not be able to manage that Business, they there- 
fore request only that the annual Rent they were left at to the Ongole Rajah, 
of Ps. 200 may be paid them by the Person whom the Nabob may put in charge 
of that Country, or deducted from the Amount of their Cowle for that Circar, 
and as I have no hopes of finding any one here willing to take those villages at 
Rent, your Honor &ca. will no doubt settle with the Nabob the terms on which 
they are to remain under his Management, 

I have the Honor to subscribe myself most respectfully 
Masulipatm. Honble Sir & Sirs 

31st. July 1765. Your very obedient & most humble 

Servant 
John Pybus. 
List of Cloth on Hand 
at Bandarmalanka. 
LC.O. .. .. .. .. .. 1666 Pieces. 

L-C.M. .. .. .. ,, .. 1138 D°. 

LC.F 614 D°. 



3418 Pieces. 



I.Z.Z.S. .. .. .. .. .. ._ 137 D" 

at Masulipatam. 
Chay Goods of different Sorts 1200 D°. Brown. 



144 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 141. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I am honored with your Commands of the 23^^. Ultimo the Eeason of the 
sorting Table and Bale' Horses appearing to your Honor &ca. to be high 
charged is because I was under a Necessity of purchasing what Timber and 
Plank I had, occasion for on my Arrival from the Dutch there being none to ' 
be procured in this Neighbourhood, on account of the Troubles then subsisting; 
but I beg leave to assure your Honor &ca. that 1 shall be very attentive to make 
every Charge as low as possible, and those that you have been pleased to take 
Notice of would not but for the above Eeason "which was unavoidable have 
been charged so high. 

The Accounts of this settlement for last Month and a set of Books cloeed 
to the last of April 1765 wait on your Honor &c^. I have the Honor to be with 
the greatest Eespect. 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

4™. AuGT. 1765. Your most humble and most obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben 



No. 142. 



I n THE Honble the President & Council 

OF 

FoRT Sf. George 

Fort William 
OR Bombay. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Honble Court having last season taken up two ships the Buckenham 
Capfi. Mallcok & Solebay Capt". Eichardson for a Voyage to Madagascar, 
to procure Slaves for the use of this settlement, they arrived here the 8^^h_ 
Instant upon adjusting accounts, with the respective Captains they have 
refused the Eepay*. here of the sum of two thousand five hundred Pounds 
sterling which the Honble Court advanced them in England alledging that 
they do not find themselves obliged by their Charterpartys to refund that sum, 
and that they apprehend it was paid their owners in Consideration of the 
Voyage, on perusing the Charter Partys, We do not find them so distinctly 
worded as not to afford some Eoom for Altercation, The Honble Courts Direc- 
tions to us are very explicit, but as We could not procure the Eepaym*. with- 
out seizing the Ships and Cargoes, the Captains really not having Money 
sufficient to defray their Expences, we do not think it for the Companys In- 
terest, to take such a step, the only Method therefore that we had to pursue 
was to protest against the Captains and their owners, for this default of their 
.\greemts. and to refer the procuring Satisfaction to the Honble Company 
or their Agents at any place, where the same may be recovered by due of 
Course of Law, it is for this purpose We enclose to your Honor &ca. Council 
the following papers. 

1st. The Charter party of the Ship Beckenham. 

2. Our protest against the ovpners & Captain Mallock. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 145 

3d. The Companys Account Current with the owners of Ship Becken- 
ham sent us from England. 

4. Attested Copy of Capt^^. Mallacks Letter to us refusing payment 
of ye. Ballance. 

5. Captii. Mallacks Instructions from the Honble Court. 

6. Our Account Current with, the owners of Ship Beckenham. 

We have also enclosed an attested Copy of the Honble Courts Directions 
to us on this subject, and also the Account Curr*. of this ship transmitted 
us in her packet from England. 

We hope the above Papers will be sufficient for your Honor &ca. to pro- 
cure proper Redress, we shall advise the Honble Court of what we have done 
herein, and must refer them to your Honor &ca. Council for such further 
Information as may be necessary to procure satisfaction of the Owners in 
England, in case none can be had in India, as it is uncertain to which Presi- 
dency Captain Mallock may go, we have directed this Letter in a general way, 
that the Presidency at which he first arrives may take such Measures, as they 
may judge requisite. 

We are 
EoRT Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

28™. June 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 
i RiCH». Wyatt. 

Joseph Darvall. 
Robt. Nairne. 
Robert Hay. 
John Herbert. 
Hew Steuart. 
John Guild. 



No. 143. 

To THE, Honble the Governor & Council 

OF Fort St. George 

Fort William or Bombay. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since closing our Packet of the 28*^. June Capt^. Richardson has applied 
to us for a Supply of Cash, to defray some Expences incurred on the Ship 
Solebays Account, and having at the same Time lain before us the Impracti- 
cability of his proceeding on his intended Voyage in compliance to his request 
We have therefore advanced him P. 3000 three thousand Dollars upon Bond, 
to be repaid to your Honors at either of the three presidencies he may go to,' 
and for the better Recovery whereof inclosed We transmit you the bond. We 
remain 

Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

6™. July 1765. Your most humble Servants 

" "" Roger Carter. 

RiCHB. Wyatt. 
Joseph Darvalle. 
Robert Hay. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 
Hew Steuart. 
John Guild. 

17«5— 19 



146 Records of Fort St. George 

A Monsieur Burnett 
MoNSiEua 

Pay Chonnear de vous informer que J 'ay Fortie de Madrasse avec M'. 
Drake en qua'lite' de Volontaire pour expedition de Manillee, on jesuis par- 
venue au poste d'ofl&cier dans la Compagnie du Capt. Mayer on dansune 
Sortie Payen la Disgrace d'etere fait prisonier de Guereet conduit dans le 
fond des province. 

Sorsque le Capt». Breton est party J'ay ete forcerpar ma Maladie de 
Rester a terre fort mal'etant port de'tat'dele Suivre Javois Esperance de partere 
aveel' embarcation du S*. Courtinne mais ma Sante' ne pu' me le permittre 
Jayapris de neut dede Mars quildevais partir le Valsseau du S*. Gaspart Jay 
demande' a passe' pour Batavia quoi que tresincommoder presentant pour 
avoir mon passage la Certification de M^ Joan Jequerdo commeetant demeura 
a Manilla Prisonier de Guerre. 

Etant arrive' a Batavia Jay demande mon passage pour Madrasse Colle 
Coromandel me trouvant dans la Necessite dequell qu'argens pour me defrayer 
demon passage, je fut trouve, largens dee la Compagnie Angloise leprean de 
me donner in quarte piastre monye des pagne ronde augue'l pour cette Effect 
je lius deterre mon Billet Surville'le Gouvernm*. etconseille superiur de F*. 
Geo^. que je prencl a valori seroles appointement quille me sone due. 

Jay ri honneur d'etrel tres parfaitement, vtos. tresess^e. serviteur. 

Batavia Fr^. Lebouf. 

21 May 1765. 



To Mk. Burnett 

Sir, 

I have the Honor to acquaint you that I left Madras with Mr. Drake, as 
a Volimtier on the Expedition to Manilha where I was made an Officer in the 
Company of Capf^. Mayers, and in a Sortie had the Misfortune to be taken 
Prisoner, and carried up the Country. 

When Captn. Brereton came away my Indisposition obliged me to stay on 
shore extremely ill, I was then in hopes of coming away in M^. Courtinnes 
Ship, but my health could not permit me being informed the 9tii. of March, 
that Mr. Gasports Vessell was about to sail I applied for a passage to Batavia, 
though very inconvenient obtaining for that purpose the Certificate of Mr. 
Joan Jequerdo of my having remained at Manilha a prisoner of War. 

On my Arrival at Batavia I desired a passage to Madras, being in want 
of some Money to defray the Expences of it. I applied to the Companys 
Agent for fifty Spanish Dollars to whom I have on that Account given my 
Note on the Governor & Council of Fort St. George, which I shall account for 
in the Allowances that are due to me. 

I have the Honor to be very perfectly 
Batavu Sir, 

21". June 1765. Yomv most obedient humble Servant 

Fs. Le Bouf 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 147 

No. 144. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have before us your Honor &ca. Favors of the 9*^^. 15, 18 & 23^. 
Ultimo to which We beg leave to reply. 

As neither of the Bimblepatam Merchants were in our Districts when we 
received your above Favor, We agreeable to your orders immediately wrote 
them and desired they would go and settle Accounts with the Dutch at Bimble- 
patam, if they did not they must forthwith order their Famylies out of our 
Bounds, on which Jomminah Jagoenayketoes Family who lived here in a few 
Days withdrew from hence but Moopera Chitty Butchena who is confined it 
Casimcotah for a Debt of Rupees 2,000 writes that he shall in a few Days 
settle that Affair; and then he will go and remove his Family from Watlara. 

The Dutch Gentlemen do M^. Smith great Injustice to think his Demand 
on Moopera Chitty Butchina a formd done [sic] as he had at that Time Bills 
on him for Rupees 5,100, which as he could not then pay in order to satisfy 
on him the best he could, he gave him a Note in favor of the person who had 
drawn those Bills that the Amount should be paid in Paddy out of his first 
Vessels that were to arrive at Madras that season, which he supposes was 
complied with, as he has never heard any thing to the contrary. 

The Reason for our dispatching the London to Bengal before We heard 
from you, was on account of her not being able to pursue her Voyage to 
Madras, at that untimely Season, and We thought she might be wanted at 
Bengal, if not and you should have occasion for her, it would make little or 
no Difference for your Honor &ca. to order her from thence to your Presidency. 

You have enclosed three Rolls for the Arrears of the Military in the Form 
you desire under the Commands of M^. Meredith, We advised you the 19*^. 
Ultimo that We had advanced them one Months Arrears, and paid them for 
July agreable to the Rolls then sent. 

The Chief of Masulipatam has as yet given no orders about the Europeans, 
and Cofferys so that We have been obliged to give them their pay for this 
Month, and on their being told they were to join the Detachment, at Raje- 
mandry, they declared they could not go without another months pay, they 
being at least so much in Debt for Cloaths, and other necessarys, they had 
purchased here, as when they arrived they had scarce a Rag to cover them selves 
and the seapoys were in the same Condition & for ye. same Reason we 
have been obliged to advance them their pay for this and next Month or else 
they could not proceed to Madras it being six weeks March at least, these 
being Cases of Necessity we hope they will meet with your Approval, you have 
enclosed the pay Rolls for August for the European Cofferys & for August & 
Spetember [sic] for the seapoys, these have given us a great deal of Trouble 
about leaving their Arms here, and to satisfy them We have at last let them 
have eight Muskets among them as a safeguard for their not being plundered, 
for which the Subidar has promised to be answerable, as well as for their 
good Behaviour on the Road, they set out this Day for Fort St. George. 

The Speedwell Schooner arrived here the 2<J. Instant in the Evening, by 
which we have received ten Thousand Mad^. Pagodas and the Musters of Salam- 
pores conformable to Invoice & Bill of lading she sailed again 4th in the 
Morning after having taken in wood & Water. 

1765— 19a 



148 Records of Fort St. George 

We wrote your Honour &ca. of the SO^^. Ultimo to which we must beg 
leave to refer you for particulars regarding the Salampores our Merchants 
offered to deliver, with the prices Istength breadth and Punjums they used to 
make here but as you gave us no Answer, we imagine those prices were not 
agreable and the Merchants declare they cannot furnish us with any like the 
Musters now received, but at a much higher price than you have charged for 
those sent hither. 

We shall next Month put in Execution your orders regard the payment 
of the Military &ca. in this Garrison, but we must beg leave to observe, that 
it will be hard, upon the sepoys and Peons, to be lessend in their pay which 
was very small, so that to lose any thing out of it we apprehend will occasion 
great Murmuring, which we are afraid will not be easily reconciled. 

You have enclosed an Account of the Weight and quantity of the Manilha 
Stores, you desired and by this conveyance We have also sent you the books 
of this settlement for the last year. 

We have the Honor to remain with the greatest Eespect 



ViZAGAPATAM 

7™. Aug'. 1765. 


HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your most obed*. Humbe. Seryts. 






, John Smith. 
W^. Barker. 


■ ■ ■ :- '■ 


Cloth ON Hand. 


.' 




L.C.O. .. 
L.C.M. .. 
L.C.F. .. 


AT THE WASH. 


200 16 
90 15 
43 18 


335 9 


L.C.O.W. 
L.C.M.W. 
L.C.F.W. 


" IN THE WABBHOTTSB. 


. 22 17 
.40 8 
. 37 1 


100 6 


L.C.O.W. 
L.C.M.W. 
L.C.F.W. 


EMBALED. 


130 195 
49 98 
13 26 





Bales .. .. .. .. ..'192 



Gorge .. 754 15 



No. 145. 



To the Honble Egbert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honored with your Commands of the 30 Ultimo and as M"". 
Whitehill acquaints me, the House at Bandarmalanka is in so bad a Condition 
as to be irreparable, and that he expects it to fall, the first heavy Eains, I shall 
send the Head Bricklayer from hence to survey it, and frame an Estimate 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 149 



of the Expence, which will attend pulling it down and building another, 
which shall be forwarded to your Honor &ca. as soon as possible for your 
Determination. 

I shall be mindfull in future of your Injunctions to insert the quantity 
of Cloth on hand at the foot of all my Letters and am very respectfully 

:MAStJLlPATAM •■ HONBLE SiR & SiRS ''.;'_' 

15™. Aug'. 1765. Your most obed*. and very hu^. Serv*. , ,.y 

John Pybus. 

Cloth on hand as :^ Last. 



No. 146. 



To THE HoNBLE EoBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S' . George. ' ^ ■ 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs ■ 

Since pur last of the 28*. May We have received your several Letters of 
the 15*"^ . & 27tii. of same Month, 12, 24 and 29*1^. Ultimo and 4 and 8 Instant 
with the Packets and. Papers advised to accompany them, and we are glad :to 
hear of the safe arrival of the three ships you mention. , . , . , . 

Having taken into consideration the Advices from our Honble Masters 
with those received from you, and the Gentlemen at Bombay in respect to the 
shipping on Hand this season, we have formed a Disposition of them, of 
which we enclose you a Copy & from it you will observe that with the Admiral 
Steevens purchased to be sent home with Dispatches in the Month of Sep- 
tember & to which we purpose giving a Cargo chiefly of fine Goods, We shall 
have five ships to provide for, from this side exclusive of the Earl of Middle- 
sex, which you intend making our October Dispatch of these We shall send one 
to you in December with the supply you request of Salt Petre in order to be 
returned Home in February, three We shall return direct from hence fully 
laden, and if our Investment will possibly afford it, the remaining one also, 
but if this as we apprehend should not be in our power, she may be employed 
to carry the stores from this and your presidency for Fort Marlbro, and pro- 
ceed from thence to China. 

The Great Assistance which the Gentlemen at Bombay received from us 
last season in the Article of Salt Petre, and what we mean to supply them 
with this at least twenty five thousand Maunds will we expect enable them to 
return home, the four Ships consigned to their Side as well as the Kent of last 
year, which we shall send round in September, the Asia arrived here from 
that presidency the 3^. Ultimo and instead of her former Destination, we now 
purpose returning her also, leaving to them her further Disposal either by 
Dispatch to Europe, or providing her with a stock and sendg. her to China 
and to assist them in Case of the latter appointment, We shall if the state of 
our Treasury will possibly allow of it make them at the same Time a Eemit- 
tance of two or three Lacks of Rupees, they have already had permission to 
draw on us as far as five Lacks. 

This Disposition we must observe is made on the supposition that the 
Falmouth comes out on the same Terms, and Footing as the Rest of the ships, 
in which Case we conclude it may stand good, but if on the contrary she is an 
^Id ship for sale, in India we can forward home the whole of our investment 
by encreasing the Bale Cargoes, of the other three from the usual proportion 



150 Records of Fort St. George 

of one thousand to fourteen or fifteen Hundred, Bales, and least any Accident 
should happen, to either of them, we purpose deferring the Dispatch of the 
Asia untill the beginning of November, when we must be upon a Certainty 
and shall take our Measures accordingly. 

We observe with pleasure the large Provision which will this season be 
made for the China Branch, and hope it will be sufficient to enable the Supra 
Cargoes to return, not only all the Ships of the present, but also three of the 
last year, which we understand are now sailed thither from Batavia. 

On the 9*ii. Instant arrived at Ingerlee from Vizagapatam the Companys 
Country Ship London dispatched hither by the chief & Council as We con- 
clude they have duely advised you she met with much unfavorable Weather 
in her Passage into the River which occasioned the Loss of her Anchors and 
cutting away her Mizen and Main top Masts. 

In Consequence of Application made to us by M^. Nathaniel Barlowe a 
Writer on your Establishment and Mr. John, Mr. Nab Lieutenant and Adju- 
tant of his Majestys 79*^. Regiment who were obliged to put in here on being 
drove to leeward of your place we have advanced them, to the former the sum 
of Arcot Rupees 1,804 and to the latter Arcot Rupees 1,792 being for their 
pay and Allowance &ca. as ^ Bills which we enclose you and we have debited 
you for their Amount. 

We have received the supply of Arms promised us by the Royal Charlotte, 
for which we return you thanks and you shall be duely credited. — You have 
already been adviced of our precaution for securing you the requested supply 
of Jagree and you may depend on its being forwarded as early as possible, 

We are with Esteem 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

18™. July 1765. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Wm. B. Sumner. 
C. S. Playdell. 
B. Leycester. 

Extract from the Honble Companys Geni. Letter to their presidency of 
Fort William dated 1^*. June 1764. 

Paraii. 67*^1. The general Court of proprietors having on Account of the 
critical situation of the Companys affairs in Bengal requested Lord Clive to 
take upon him the Station of President and the Command of the Companys 
Military Forces, there his Lordship has been appointed president and Governor 
accordingly as mentioned in the preceding part of this Letter, the Intention 
of the general Court in desiring L^. Clive to go to Bengal was, that by his 
Lordships Character and Influence peace and Tranquility might be easier 
restored and established in that Subashhip in order therefore to answer these 
purposes, in a Manner that we apprehend may prove most effectual, we have 
thought proper to appoint a Committee on this occasion consisting of his 
Lordship M'. William Breghtwell Sumner, Brigadier G-eneral Comae also 
Messrs. Havry Verelst and Francis Sykes, to whom we do hereby give full 
powers to pursue whatever Means they shall judge most proper to attain those 
desirable Ends, but however in all Cases where it can be done conveniently, 
the Councill at large is to be consulted by the same Committee, though the 
power of determining is to be put in that Committee alone, we further direct 
that as soon at peace &_ Tranquility are restored and established in the subaship 
of Bengal then the said extraordinary powers, are immediately to cease, and 
the said Committee be dissolved. 



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151 



Pa.TaM. 68. As we would have the same Committee as long as it is neces- 
sary to exist as before mentioned to consist of five Members in Case therefore 
of a Vacancy or Vacancies by Death or Absence from Fort William they are 
to be filled up by the same Committee out of such of the civil Members, of the 
Council as they shall think proper from Time to Time. 

69. We are also to inform you and direct that the said Committee is to be 
the Committee for defending the settlement in Case of being attacked, by an 
Enemy agreable to Directions and Rules laid down in our Letter of the 12^^. of 
May 1758 to which is to be added S"". Robert Barker the Colonel and Command- 
ant of the Corps of Artillery. 



A TRUE EXTRACT 



W. Majendie. 



Disposition of shipping on hand for 1765. 



Essex , . 

DXJTTON 

Salisbury 

TiLBEBRY 

Royal Captain 
hobsendon . . 
Thames 
Gbosvbnor . . 
aukbrwyke .. 
Duke of Richmond 
Duke of Glocestbb. 
Eakl of Elgin 
Clive .. 
True Briton 
Habdwickb . 

Godolphin . 
Kent . . 

Asia . . 
rox . . 

Royal Charlotte 

Earl of Middlesex 
Pacifick 
Gbinvillb 
Ponsbobnb . . 
Falmouth 
Admibal Stevens 

Spike .. 



Ships of 1765 to be dispatched home in 1765/6. 

Fbom China 12 



Ships of 1764 to be dispatched Home in 
1765/6. 



Ships of 1765 to be dispatched from 
Bombay directly Home. 



Ship of 1764 D". D°. D°. 

I Ship of 1764 to be dispatched home from] 

Bombay if they can furnish a Cargoe else Prom Bombay 

I with a Cargoe to China to return from I 

I thence to Europe in 1766/67 J 

Ship of 1765 to be dispatched from Bombay 

to China f™. thence to Europe in 1766/7. 

Ship of 1 765 to be dispatched f™. Bombay 

to Mocha & to return Home in 1766. 



■1 Ships of 1763 directly home 1765/6. 
J D°. 1765 D°. D° 

)► Ships of 1765 direct home 1765/6. 



[■From Madras 2 



From Bengal 4 



Packet with a Cargoe direct home ] 765. J 

I Ship of 1765 to be dispatched from] 

Bengal if the Investment will afford a From Coast of 
Oargoe for her if not to be sent to[ Bengal 
Bencoolen with Stores and thence to 

I China to return home in J766/7. J 



162 Records of Fort St. George 

19 Ships as ^ list of 

:v, , 6 D°. ' ' D°. 

1 additional 

• l' Packet ".'. " -■ 
t. 

27 



Fort Wilbiaju 
U^\ Juiy 1765. 



• ■:;!'; 


.. 


J765 

1764 

•.V,., }'j^^ . 

'".'" '.y' '^1765' "' 


A true 


Copy. 


W. Majbndie, 

Secy. 



No. 147. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». , , , 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Commands of the 6*^. and 17*1»,. 
Instant ^ Speedwell Schooner inclosing me Invoices and Bills of lading for 
24 Bales of broad Cloth and twelve thousand Madras Pagod^. the latter fo.r 
the purposes of the Investment and the former to be disposed of to the best 
Advantage for the Honble Company to which I beg leave to assure your Honor 
&ca. I shall pay a due Attention. 

The Schooner was detained no longer than was absolutely nece^^ary for 
landing the above Articles, and sailed this afternoon for Vizagapatam, I have 
the Honor to be with the greatest Eespect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 31sT. July 1765. •■■(: Your most humble and most obedient Servant ' 

' " '■ ■ George Dolben. 



No. 148. 

To THE Honble Robert p^LK EsQ», . ,n , -.i 

President and Governor &ca.' Council ; " ■ ■ ( . . . ^ .. 

OF Fort S'f. George. * ,,,,.,,,, 

Honble Sir & Sirs ; , 

We have been favored with your Letters of the thirty first ultimo, & 1st. 
Instant accompanying sundry papers relating to the Dutch Factory here, since 
which the ten thousand Pagodas advised us therein to be forwarded for the 
use of this settlement ha§ been received. 

The Books of this settlement which we shall have most occasion for are 
the Consultations and Choultry Books, from the year 1750 and which we should 
be glad to have as soon as possible. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



153 



Our Cash Account, and other Monthly papers, wait on you herewith, and 
at same Time take the Liberty of enclosing you an Indent for broad cloth, 
which we request your Honor &c^. will be pleased to comply with as soon as 
convenient. We are with much Respect 



CUDDALORE 

23 AuG-f. 1765. 



HoNBLE Sir & Sras 
Your most obed*. Hume. Serves. 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland, 
Robert Dowsett. 



List of Cloth on Hand- 
Bales at Washers 



Dyers 
Embaled 



29 



Bales 



Indent of Broad Cloth wanted for the use of Cuddalore Factory August 1765. 
Bboad Cloth Super fine Scarlet 
D". Scarlet fine . . 

D". Super fine Green 

D°. Green Fine . . 

D°. Aurora 

Perpetuanoes fine . . 

Perpetuanoes ordinary Viz'. 
Grass Green . . 
Orange Colour 
Flannels Viz*. — 

White 

Calgid .... 



u 
12 


D". 


1 


D°. 


3 


D°. 


12 


D°. 


4 


D". 


6 


D°- 


1 


D°. 


1 


D» 


2 


D". 


John Calland 


W.H.K' 



No. 149. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c*. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honored with your Commands of the 13*^. Instant and you 
may depend on the joint Endeavors of myself and Mr. Whitehill to promote 
the Increase of the Investment all in our power, and I must in Justice to the 
latter remark that the very disturbed state of the country has been a grand 
obstacle in his way as Sittaramrauze and his Adherents from the Time that 
Hussein Allys Agents took upon them the Management of the Circars of 
Ellour and Mustaphanaigur which was so early as the Month of November 
last, kept the Country people in continual Alarms, and raised heavy Contri- 
butions on them that from the time our Troops joined Hussein Ally and 
Marched from hence, our settlements were more than once threatened with 
1765—20 



154 Records of Fort St. George 

plunder which was so universally expected by the Inhabitants of them 
especially when our Troops crossed Rajahmundys River that M^. Whitehill 
acquainted me the Island of Bandarmalanka was almost deserted and he sent 
me the Ballance of the Companys Cash remaining there expecting daily to be 
visited by some of the Rabble from Sitteramrauze's Army — under these cir- 
cumstances it could not well be expected that the Merchants would trust their 
Money in the Hands of the weavers or that the weavers could be kept to their 
Looms, when every Man was anxious for the preservation of his property and 
security of his Family, thus Affairs were situated till our Troops took posses- 
sion of Rajahmundry in May last, and the violent Heats which succeed^, 
afterwards for near two Months being very unfavorable for manufacturing 
Cloth, but little Progress could be made in the Investment till the weather 
became more moderate — I have wrote to the Merchants in the most pressing 
Terms to excite them to exert themselves in bringing in their Cloth, and Mr. 
Whitehill I am persuaded spares no pains to effect the same, I have already 
acquainted you he expects to dispatch to you in a Day or two an hundred Bales 
and by y^. 20*^. of next Month, he informs me he is in hopes of sending up as 
many more if the weather should continue favorable for curing it which will 
be nearly as many as were usually sent up at this season of the year in the 
time of his predecessor. 

The Tappies placed on the Road from hence to Rameapatam were stopped 
ten or 12 Days ago between the Districts of Nizampatam and those lately pos- 
sessed by the Angole Rajah by four or five Fellows, who seized and tyed the 
Tappy Peon to a Tree & carried of his bag of letters, some Shepherds have 
since picked up many of the Letters which they found scattered up and down 
among the Bushes, and having delivered them to the Tappy people were 
brought here this afternoon — they prove to be part of a packet from Bengal, 
and I now forward them to your Honor &c^. being 77 in Number many of them 
have been opened, and whether the whole Number contained in the Packet have 
been found or not, I cannot determine as this Affair happened between ten 
and Eleven o'clock at Night and was done by persons unknown, in a part of 
the Country which has been lately in a Disturbance it will hardly be possible 
to obtain any satisfaction from a further Enquiry into it, but your Honor 
&c=^. may be assured I shall make it my Business to endeavor to. discover the 
people who have been guilty of this Violence. 

The supply of Stationary {sic) you have been pleased to send by a Country 
Boat, has been duely received and Account Current Fort St. George shall be 
credited the amount. I am very respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

218T. August 1765. Your very obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 

Cloth on hand at Bandarmalanka as ^ Last At Masulipatam Chay Goods 
of sorts 1400 pieces. 



No. 150. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqb. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

' OF Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This serves to enclose your Honor &ca. the Accounts of this Settlement 
for the last Month. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 



155 



By the Cash you will please to observe that your first Eemittance by the 
Plassey is already advanced to the Merchants and out of your last supply by 
the Speedwell we have advanced for the Military &c^. about Pagodas 1000, 
and our Merchants will be soon applying for more Money, which with the 
Expences of this next Month will lessen our Cash so much, that we shall be 
again in want of a farther Remittance which we beg you will furnish us with 
by the first opportunity. 

We also enclose you Indents of Stores Broad Cloth and Medicines for the 
use of the settlement, which we desire you will order to be sent us, we have 
the Honor to remain with the greatest Respect 



VlZAGAPAT". 

17™. August 1765. 



HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your most obedient and most humble Servants 









John Smith. 
W«. Barker. 






Cloth ok Hand. 










At the wash. 








L.CO. 


.. 


207 


15 




L.C.M. 




100 


2 




L.C.F. 





43 


18 

OKI 


15 




In the Warehouse 




ool 


L.C.O.W. . . 


.. 


7 


— 




L.C.M.W. .. 


.. 


7 


16 




L.C.F.W. .. 




3 


I 

1 T 


17 




Embaled 




17 


L.C.O.W. . . 


.. 


142 Bas. quy. 213 




L.C.M.W. . . 


-. 


66 


132 




L.C.F.W. .. 





30 


60 






Bales . . 


238 


Qu'y. 405 


- 




Gorge. 774 


12 



Indent of Bboad Cloth fob Vizaoapatam 

17tb. Augt. 1765. 

Broad Cloth Fine Scarlet . . . . . . , . 2 Bales 

Broad Cloth Ordinary yellow . . . . . . . . 1 Do. 

Perpetuanoes ordinary red . . . . . . . . 1 D°. 

D°. yellow . . . . . . ID". 



1765— 20a 



W. Barker 



156 



Records of Fort St. George 



Indent of Stobes foe Vizagapatam 




17th. August 1765. 








Iron 




. 


. 100 Barrs 


Grapnols large 


.. 


. 


3 


Bengal paper . . « 


. 




. 100 Quires 


Stationary [sic] Ware 






. ■ 1 Chest 


Cordage 4 Inch 


3 


Coils 




3 D". 


4 


D°. 




2D°. 


2 


D". 


9 Coils 


Deep Sea Lines 






2 Skains 


Hand T.ines 






2 D°. 


White Rope 






2 Coils 


Tar 






6 Barrels 


Pitch 






4 D°. 


Europe Spars 






3 


Lead 






4 Slabs 


Anchors from C.C to S.C. . . 






4 


Lascars knives and scissars . . 








Spying Glasses 






4 

W*'. Barker 
Storekeeper 



No. 151. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letter of the 13*^1. Ultimo and in Consequee. of 
your Resolution, to dispatch the Earl of Middlesex to Europe we shall shortly 
transmit your Honor &ca. packet for our Honble Masters to be forwarded 
by her. 

2. This is chiefly to advise that We have this Day granted a Sett of Bills 
of Exchange on your Honor &ca. for Bombay. Eupees thirty thousand (30000) 
at ten Days Sight and to be paid in Pags. at ye. price Rups. may bear when 
the Bills become due as We cannot ascertain the Exchange. These Bills we 
hope you will be able to discharge, without any Inconvenience but lest it should 
be otherwise you will perceive, We have inserted a Clause, wherby they are 
only payable on that Condition. We are 



Bombay Castle 
23i>. July 1765. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most obed*. Serv*^. 

Chas. Crommelin. 
W^. Hornby. 
W. A. Price. 
Cha8. Waters. 
Samuel Court. 
Jas. Byley. 
r. h. boddam. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 157 

No. 152. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The King of Travencore having been very sollicitous with us for above 
a twelve Month past to advance him some Money on Account his Pepper Con- 
tract with the Honble Company, and his Majesty having immediate Occassion 
to pay some Merchants, namely, Lucksimadass Misaladass & Lucksimadara- 
pattah Ranamapattar Dabalabutra Avisal, the sum of Rupees Bombay 
(76,589-1-12) for a parcel of Diamonds & requests, us to give him Bills of 
Exchange on your Honor &e^. for the Amount We are reduced under such 
Circumstances to an indispensable necessity of complying with his Majestys 
request, to give him two Bills on your Board in Favor of the above named 
Merchants the former for Pag^. (13,326) on Accoiuit Crisnadaba & y^. latter 
for Pags. (10000) ten thousand on Account Pursotumdass amounting together 
to Pags. (23,326) Paya^. 30 Days after sight having settled the Exchange of the 
Pags. at 328 Rup^. ^ 100 pag^. lest too frequent a Failure of our Promises, of 
supplying his Majesty with Money and refusing to Favor his present request 
as he throws in pepper daily may at this present Juncture cause him to be 
suspicious we therefore hope they will be duely Honored. The King has sent 
us an original Letter, which he says he received from the Governor of Pondi- 
cherry regarding the Effects sent by Monsieur Husse the French Resident at 
Callicut for the late Usouf Khan, an English Translate of which, agreable to 
his request we now enclose for your Honor &ca. perusal. 

The enclosed Address for our Superiors is purposely to advise of the 
Bills we have drawn on your Honor &ca. which we shall bring to Account on 
our Books in Rupees. 

Parrivica Nattan, & Andam Chitrus who provide the Cloth Investment 
for the Honble Compy. at this settlement having requested us to assist them, in 
recovering some Money & Cloth due to them from the Weavers in the Trinne- 
velly Country who (they say) have evaded rendering any satisfaction since the 
late Disputes there we took the Liberty of writing to the commanding officer 
at Paliam Cotah to afford them any proper Assistance for the Benefit of our 
Honble Masters Investment here. We are with respect 

Anjengo Honble Sir & Sirs 

7™. AuGT. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. Whitehill. 
Arthur King. 
W. Tayler. 
J. W. Stasse. 

A TRANSLATE of the Govcmor of Pondicherrys Letter to the King of 

Travencore 

To the illustrious ornament of Charity, Prince of Happiness, incompar- 
able in publick Fame, and of Kings the Invincible person of Rama Raja Mon- 
sieur Nicola Governor of Pondicherry for the royal Company of France pays 
his Respects — on the 28th of May in good Health I was in Possession of this 
Colony of Pondicherry my great Respect for you makes me anxious to hear, 
that your Majesty enjoys perfect & robust Heath, I am always desirous to 
preserve your Majestys Friendship for as much I have heard that some Effects 
belonging to Monsieur Husse have been detained at Coletchee for above a 
year, your Majesty will be pleased to take off said Embargo in such Manner 



158 Records of Fort St. George 

that he may convey them to Callicut and if the owner should chose [sic] to send 
them to this port, I likewise request you will grant it agreable, to his Desire 
for as much I wait your Favora®. Answer, and opportunities to serve your 
Majesty, whom God preserve many years &c^. 

a true copy of the translate 

Geo. F. Pitcaib 

Sec^y. 



No. 153. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Duplicate of our last Letter by the Buckenham and Solebay you will please 
to receive enclosed. 

The present serves to accompany our Honble Masters Snow the Luconia 
Capt"!. Tho^. Forrest whom we dispatch to your presidency with a further 
Detachment of twenty five seypoys and one European Soldier, five sepoys from 
our Garrison List of their Names and The time they have paid up to you will 
please to receive enclosed Captn. Forrest has agreed to victual these sepoys at 
three Fanams p^. Diem. 

As the Luconia Stands in need of much repair, we must beg that as soon 
as she has delivered her Consignment you will forward her without Loss of 
Time to the Presidency of Bombay in order that she may be there thoroughly 
refitted. 

Inclosed your Honor &ca. will please to receive Duplicate of our former 
Indent transmitted by the Earl of Middlesex with which we beg your Compli- 
ance. 

Mr. Elidad Blackwell a Factor upon this Establishment takes passage 
upon this Vessell for your Presidency for the Eecovery of his Health which as 
soon as effected he has orders to return to his Station here. 

We omitted to advise your Honor &ca. in our Dispatch by the Beckenham 
and Solebay of our having drawn on you the following Bills which we beg you 
will Honor Viz*. 

1 Sett to Robert Nairne Esq^ payable to 

Mr. Andrew Ross dated 6 July 1765 

for Pag^ 1323 19 40 P 2117 66 

1 Sett to Capt. R. Dawson payable to 

Polling G. D'fries 6 July 1 765 for ,. 1100 — — 1760 — — 



PAQ^ 2423 19 40 P3877 



The bad Crops of Rice that were produced last year all over the Companys 
Territories occasion now a scarcity of this Article that begins to alarm us. 
The Company having had a large stock has hitherto prevented any bad Conse- 
quences, but the Demands that have been made our Godowns, joined to an 
Addition of a Number of people, has obliged us to stop all sales, and reserve 
all that left for the Companys use only, the Country and Inhabitants here 
now feell [sic] the Effects of this. We find on a Calculation that we have not 
left above four Months stock a supply or [sic] 3000 or 4000 Bags we must 
therefore press your Honor &ca. at furnishing us with, and that with as much 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 159 

Expedition as possible, if it should be inconvenient to you, we shall depend 
on your representing the urgency thereof, to the President and Council at 
Bengal whom we hope will be able to send us a supply on the opening of the 
NE Monsoon, so as to be with us in November. 

It is now under our Consideration whether it will not be for the Companys 
Interest to alter our Eesolution of sending the Admiral Watson to Benjar to 
endeavor at opening the Trade of that place as we expect the Royal George 
soon by which time We may receive such Intellige. as may give us a better 
insight into the Affairs of that place than we have yet been able to procure, 
in this Case we purpose despatching her over to your Presidency and she will 
afford a Conveyance for the Rice in Case you should judge it proper to make 
use of her for that purpose, we are to observe to your Honor A^a. that we 
shall not have any other service for the Admiral Watson and therefore her 
future Destination may be such as you think most for the Advantage of the 
Company. We are 

Fort Marlbro Honble Sir & Sirs 

23». July 1765. Your most Humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 
RicHAD. Wyatt. 
Joseph Darvall. 
Robert Hay. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Herbert. 
Haw Stewart. 
John Guild. 

P.S. — Inclosed we transmit you a Manifest of private Trade on board the 
Luconia. 



N°. 154. 

To THE HoNBLE Robert Palk EsQ«. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the Earl of Middlesex which arrived here yesterday, We received 
your Favor of the 26th. Ultimo, and agreable [sic] to your Directions shall send 
on board, the Bales we have ready that no Time may be lost in dispatching 
her to you. 

We have ordered Captain Fletcher to land directly the sundries your 
Honor &ca. have been pleased to send on board for the use of this settlement, 
and the stores for Trichenopoly when landed, shall be forwarded with the 
utmost Dispatch. 

As there are many of the Military Stores at Cuddalore unservicable [sic], 
as also Palmeiras and other Materials for building we should be glad to know 
if it would be agreable [sic] to you to have the Palmeiras disposed of at outcry, 
and as the repairs wanting to some of the Military Stores cannot be done 
here, whether we should forward them to your Honor &c^. 

We are, with much respect, 
Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

2°. Sept». 1765, Your most obed*. Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Call and. 
Robert DoWwSett. 



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list of Cloth on hand. 



Washere 



Dyers 
Embaled 



61 Bales 

36 

46i 
288 
431i 



N". 155. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed you will be pleased to receive the Accounts of this settlement for 
July. 

Mr. Whitehill acquaints me that the Rains have prevented the first Des- 
patch of his Bales so soon as he hoped for, but that the Vessel would sail as 
yesterday or to Day with one hundred and and [sic] ten on board and that 
by the End of the Month he expected to send a second Cargoe of about one 
hundred more. 

I have sent under Cover an indent of sundry Wares and stores wanted at 
this place for the service of the Field and Garrison which I request your 
Compliance with and am very respectfully 



Masulipatam 
4 Sept». 1765. 


Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your very obedient and most hum^. Servant 




John Pybus. 




List of Cloth on hand. 






At Bandarmalanka. 




L.C.F. 
L.C.M. 
L.C.O. 

I.Z.Z. 


.. 


pieces 
1031 
1917 
2761 

181 Bales 

5709 
250 1 D". 


Chay Goods of sorts 


At Masulipatam 


pieces 
1800 



9D° 



An Indent or Stokes wanted for the trsE of the Field and 
Garrison of Masulipatam. 

One Laboratory Chest compleat 

Port fire Motilds, former Drivers Ladlea &c*. Setts . . 2 

Europe Cabtridge [sir] paper . . . . . . 3 Reams 

Junk ,. .. .. .. .. 6 

Rezin . . . . . . . . . . 1 

Antimony , . . . . . . . . . 50 lb. 

Sail Needles of different sort . . , . . . 60 lb. 

Palms .. .. .. .. .. 121b. 



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161 



An Indent of Stoees wanted foe the use of the Field and 
Gaeeison of Masxjlipatam — cont. 



Sat[sic]Petre.. 


100 lb. 


Stilphur . . 


60 lb. 


Meal powder . . . . . , 


200 lb. 


Europe twine . . 


100 Seams 


Bengal D". .. .. 


100 D'. 


English Musket, Ball Mould 


ip'. 


Exirope Canvas of different sorts 


6 Bolts 


Tarr .... 


4Barrells 


Pitch 


1D°. 


Morline 


20 Skains 


Log Hambre T,ino 


12 D°. 


Whip Cord for quilting Grape Shot 


6 D". 


Pump Nails . . . . 


30 le. 


Scupper Do. .. 


20 le. 


Bitts and priming Wires of different sorts 


&c. .. 24 


Tube Boxes .. .. .. 


6 


Flannell 


2 P". 


Shot Gages of Brass 


iSett 


Knives and Scissars 


.. 12 


Sledge Hammers 


2 


Claw D". 


6 


Pincers 


6 Pairs 


Country Match 


200 Skains 


Spirits of Wine 


15 Gallons 


Camphire 


10 lb. 


Lin Seed Oil .. ' .. 


20 Gallons 


Lambblack .. 


20 Lasts 


Powder Selves Fine and coarse-of each 


1 


Serjeants Swords Belts & Halberts Eatch 


12 


Anvills fitting for Camp 


3 


Files of different sorts 


12 


Hand Spikes of diff'erent sorts . . 


100 


Flints 


. . 15000 


Hand Jacks ., 


2 


Spades 


12 


Shovels Iron Shod 


12 


Gunners Horns & Slings 


^ 6 


Hand Hatchets 


80 


BiU Hooks 


12 


Europe Vinegar for Compositions 


32GaUons 


Turpentine 


12 lbs. 


Glasses Viz*. 2 hours 1 hour half hours 


& Minute 2 


each. 




Chalk 


100 lb. 


Iron & Brass Wire 


10 lb. 


Tinn Shels 


20 


Copper addes vice or Diver 


1 Sett 



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George 




An Indent of Stores wanted 


FOR THE use OF THE FlELD AND 


Garrison of Masdlipatam — cont. 




400 Tubes of different Sorts 






2000 


Lead Aprons and Sheet Lead 




.. 


200 lb. 


Drums compleat 






3 


Drum Cords & Snares 






12 


Finn Sheet 






2P'. 


Screw plates . . 






1 


Wooden Locks 






15 


Padlocks 






20 


Hinges of Sorts 




. 


30 p'. 


Nails of Sorts . . 






8 Candy 


Wooden box Compasses 






5 


Broad Cloth emerald fine Green . . 




. 


15 p'. 


Superfine Blue 






2pB 




fine Blue . . 




. 


5p^ 




Aurora 




. 


5p^ 




Ordinary Green 






5p^ 




Double Colourred <fc Green 


. 


lp^ 




Perpetuanoes yellow 




. 


10 p' 




Velvets Crimson Green and yellow 






lp» 




Embossed Cloth 


. 


. 


2p^ 




Masulipatam 






John Pybus. 


4™. September 1765. 








No. 


156. 




To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLE: EsQ*. 








President and Governor &ca. Council 






OF 


Fort S'. George. 





HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed is Invoice and Bill of Lading for one hundred and one Bales of 
Callicoes laden on board the Sloop Tartar, and if the Weather will permit, I 
flatter myself I shall be able to send your Honors about one hundred more the 
latter End of the Month, I am with the greatest Eespect 



Band ARM ALANKA 

the 3». September 1765. 



HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your most obedient Humble Servant 
John Whitehill. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 
President and Governor &ca. 



N°. 157. 

Council 
OF Fort St. George. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Bricklayer whom I sent from hence to survey the Factory House at 
Bandarmalanka is returned and reports it irreparable, and not habitable with 
Safety, the Expense of erecting a new one must depand on the Dimensions of 



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163 



it — ^imder Cover is the Ground Plan of one, with his Estimate of the Expense 
that will attend building it, if it should meet with your Honor &ca's appro- 
bation, and here I think it necessary to acquaint you that the Company s old 
Factory house at Maddapollam is going daily to decay, in which there are a 
number of excellent Materials that might be made servicable \_sio] towards 
building the new Factory at Bandarmalanka, whether they might be easily 
convey 'd by means of the Rivers, and if the House is not shortly pulled down 
would, should it fall, be the greatest part of them lost I request therefore to 
know your Determination concerning it. 

Accompanying this comes a Packet from, M'. Whitehill enclosing Invoice 
and Bill of lading of one hundred, and one (101) Bales of Callicoes laden by 
him on board the Parter Sloop, consigned to your Honor &ca. on Account our 
Honble Masters which I hope will arrive safe. 



Masulipatam 


I am very respectfully 
Honble Sir & Sirs 


8™. September 1765. 


Your very obedient and most humble 
Servant 




John Pybus 




List of Cloth on hand 




At Bandarmalanka. 


L.C.F 

L.C.M. 
L.C.O. 


401 

867 

1291 




2559 Pieces. 


Chay Goods of Sorts 


At Masulipatam. 
1900 pieces. 



An Estimate of the Expence that will attend building new Factory House at 
Bandarmalanka on the accompanying Plan. 



Bricks 540,000 @ Fa^ 2240 ^ Mill 

Terras D°. 150000 @ 9 fl mill . . 

Chunam 250 Candys @ P 1 f( Candy 

Jaggey 12 D". @ 10 |( D°. 

Black Gram Caracayloo Sand Ac"* 

6 large Teak Timbers . . 

18 Small D". 

150 Teak Timbers for Joists 

1000 Pahnears 

Nails of sorts 4 Candys 

Iron 7 Candys 

Charcoal Potts &c*. . , 

Iron Smiths Cooley 

Carpenters and Sawyers 

Bricklayers 

Cooleys Women & Boys 

Cooley hire bringing Clay Bricks Sand &c*. 



337 18 

37 18 

250 — 

120 — 

30 — 

60 — 

70 — 

225 — 

250 — 

80 — 

70 — 

60 — 

100 — 

300 — 

50O — 

400 — 



Madras Pagodas 



3080 



Masulipatam 

8™. September 1765. 



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No. 158. 

To THE HONBLE RoBEKT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort St. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

This waits on you ^ the Earl of Middlesex which We now dispatch to 
you with three himdred, and eighty two Bales of Callicoes on Account of the 
Honble Company, Invoice of which and Bill of lading we shall forward to you 
^ Tappies, and are with great Respect 

CUDDALORE HoNBLE SiR & SiRS 

16™. September 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L. Smith. 
John Calland. 
Robert Dowsett 



N°. 159. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letter of the 14*^. Instant and agreable [sic'] to 
your Directions therein have shiped on board the Earl of Middlesex all the un- 
serviceable Stores, which could not be repaired here, and as they do not appear 
upon our Books, and imacquainted how we became possessed of them, are 
uncapable of debiting your Presidency with their Value, we can therefore 
only enclose your Honor &ca. List and at the same time beg leave to acquaint 
you, that most of the Guns at Cuddalore, are useless for want of Carriages. 

On landing the stores from the above ship we find there is a Deficiency 
of sundry Articles, a List of which is enclosed & Must acquaint your Honor 
&ca. that the Storekeeper informs us the Numbers of Bars of Iron were agre- 
able to the Invoice and the Packages of the Nails in good condition. 

This accompanys Duplicate of our Address p"". the Earl of Middlesex 
which we dispatched to you this Day, and likewise enclose you Invoice and 
Bill of lading of the three hundred and eighty two (382) Bales we consigned 
you, on her as also List and Bill of Lading for the unserviceable Stores. We 
have the Honor to be 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

18*51. Septembr. 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

J. L, Smith. ; 

John Calland. 
; ,','.. RoRT Dowsett. 

List of Cloth on hand. 

Bales ..• .. .. .', ,, 67^ at wash 

8^ Beaters 

13| Dyers 

Bales . . 79| 



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165 



No. 160. 

To THE HoNBLE Egbert Palk EsQ». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have the Honor to transmit you the Accoimts of this settlement for last 
Month also a Duplicate sett of Books Letter A ending ultimo April 1765. 

I hope to dispatch to your Honor &ca. what Bales are in Readiness within 
a few Days, which would have been dispatched before this but for an un- 
fortunate Accident at Coringa the Banksalls there having been burnt to the 
Ground, and in one of them all the Sails and Rigge. belonging to the Vessell 
that was to have carried them, I am sorry to acquaint your Honor &ca. that 
your Bales of Broad Cloth namely, Aurora two ordinary Red one, and Popen- 
jay one were consumed in the Fire, being landed at Coringa on Account of 
the Speedwell Schooners having drove to leeward of Ingeram Bar, after land- 
ing the other twenty. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

September 11™. 1765. Your most humble and most obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 161. 



To THE Honble Robert PalkEsqk. 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Conformable to what we wrote you under the 25^^. Ultimo a Duplicate 
of which is enclosed, we now transmit you a Packet for our Honble Masters, 
which we request may be forwarded by the Earl of Middlesex, or the first ship 
dispatched from your Presidency. 

We have received your letters of the 27tii. & 28*^. June, & 16^^. .Ulto. and 
congratulate your Honor &ca_ on the arrival of the several ships therein 
mentioned. By a calculate of Goods now actually in Warehouse at this Presi- 
dency and the subordinates, we have the satisfaction to find we already have 
nearly sufficient to provide for the Kent (should she be sent round to us) and 
the four ships bound hither from Europe, so that should your Honor &ca_ or 
the Gentlemen at Bengal, have more ships than you can find Cargoes for, we 
flatter ourselves, we shall be able in the course of the Season to collect Goods 
.so as to provide for one, or perhaps two more, and you may therefore regulate 
yourselves accordingly. 

We are concerned your Honor &ca. landed the Gunpowder consigned to 
us ^ Kent, as we are much in want of this article as well as all other kind of 



166 Records of Fort St. George 

Stores from Europe, and we must therefore earnestly desire, you will not land 
any part of our Consignments by the Ships which are to touch at your place, 
in their way to this Presidency. 

We are with Esteem 
Bombay Castle Hoi^le Sir & Sirs 

22». August 1765. Your most Obedient Servants 

Chas. Crommelin. 
W". Hornby. 
W. A. EiCE. 
Chas. Waters. 
Samuel Court. 

JaS. E.YLEY. 
R, H. BODDAM. 



No. 162. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PALK EsQ*. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S"'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We addressed your Honor &ca. last the 5*^. July ^ Pattamar accompany- 
ing Duplicate of the usual Dispatch from hence the 10^^. June to the Honble 
the President and Council of Bombay, all which Packets, were forcibly taken 
and detained by a race of Banditti, who have greatly infested the Southern 
Roads, since the late disturbances at Callicut. 

Our Honble Masters Ship London left this place, with a full loading 
for Europe the IS^ii. May. 

We have only at present to request your care of the enclosed Packet from 
us to Monsieur Law, and that you will forward the same by the first oppor- 
tunity that offers subscribing ourselves 

Tellicherry Honble Sir & Sirs 

3». Sept*. 1765. Your most Obedient H'ble Servants 

Thomas Byfeld. 
W. Hust. 
W". Ashburner. 
R». Bale. 
Thomas Day. 
Robert Sparks. 
Will: Townsend. 



N". 163. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since our last which was forwarded by the Luconia Snow under Date of 
the 23d. Ultimo a Duplicate whereof comes enclosed, we have come to a reso- 
lution of dispatching to you the Ship Admiral Watson Captain John Blewit 
in hopes that you will be able to return her to Europe with a Cargo; or if not 
VOL your Power that she will arrive time enough to be sent to Fort William 
for that purpose, as we have no particular employment for her here. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 167 

We have laden on board her two hundred Barrels of Europe Gun Powder 
and some other Stores that we think will be serviceable at your Presidency, 
Invoice & first Bill of Lading for which, come now herewith. 

Having thought proper to make a Reduction in our Military we have put 
on Board the above said ship fifty Europeans and thirty Seapoys, and given 
the command of them to Capt. Robert Grant. As he is a very valuable Officer 
we earnestly request that you will please to fix him on your Establishment and 
that the above Seapoys may be exchanged for Europeans out of your first Re- 
cruits from England, or, if that can't be done, his Company be compleated out 
of those Troops we sent to your assistance luider the Command of Capt. 
Frazer. 

A List of the above said Military we now transmit you they have been 
paid up to Ult". August, & Captain Blewit is to be allowed as Usual for 
victualing them during the Passage. 

Enclosed are Extracts from the Honble Courts General Letter to us rela- 
tive to the Ship Admiral Watson, which we send for your observance. 

We beg leave to enforce our Request ^ Luconia for a Supply of Rice to 
be sent us as early as possible, and we cannot help repeating our former desire, 
for a few ships and cattle being forwarded us upon every Conveyance. 

We are 
Fort Marlbro' Honble Sir & Sirs 

12™. August 1765. Your most Obedient Servants 

Roger Carter. 

RiCHi>. Wyatt. 

Joseph Darvall. 

Robert Hay. 
*' Robert Nairne. 

John Herbert. 

Hew Stewart. 

John Guild. 

We have agreed to allow the Surgeon of the Admiral Watson two Dollars 
'^ Man in Consideration of his care of the Military. 



ro. 164. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqb. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on your Honor &c^. by the Snow Friendship, John Edwards, 
Master, on Board whom I have laden on account & risk of the Honble Company 
three hundred Bales of Calicoes as ^ Invoice and Bill of Lading enclosed 
amounts, to Pa^. 23832-20-68. 

The Fine Long Cloth and Muslins are making and shall wait on your 
Honor &ca. by the next Conveyance also the different Musters of Goods made 
in this Neighbourhood, the unsettled situation of the Dutch having rendered 
it difficult to get all the assortments made by them with the exact Prices. 

I beg leave to enclose your Honor &ca. an Indent for Stationary [sic] . 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 
Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 27™. Septb. 1765- Your most Obedient & most Humble 

Servant 

George Dolben. 



168 Records of Fort St. George 

N°. 165. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

This serves to enclose your Honor &ca. Invoice and Bill of Lading for 
four hundred Bales of Callicoes, shipped on Board the Bristol Snow, Alexan- 
der Brodie Commander, for account of the Honble Company, amounting to 
Cur*. Pagodas 32,427-18-21 for which we shall Debt {sic) Ace*. Curr^. Fort 
St. George. We have done our utmost to procure this quantity, and to dis- 
patch them as soon as possible, so that we hope they will come in Time, and 
our best endeavours will meet with approbation. 

We have also sent you four Musters of Salempores the two finest are we 
think much better then [^zc] those you sent us, tho' of the same Punjums, and 
the others are the ordinary sorts they used to make here, the Merchants assure 
us they cannot deliver them at less Prices than they are charged at in the 
Invoice We had not time to get the quantity made as you desired. We have 
the Honor to remain with the greatest Respect 

Vizagapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

22 Sept». 1765. Your most Obed*. Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
W^. Barker. 



N°. 166. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs ' 

We are favor'd with your address of the 18*i». Instant accompanying 
Remarks made on the accounts of this Settlement by the Committee of Accounts. 

The charge which appears in our Hospital accounts for Victualling four 
Prisoners in the month of May, were Natives sent hither by Major Campbell 
from Worriarpollam dangerously wounded, and they being quite helpless we 
could not well avoid letting them remain in the Hospital till recover'd of their 
wounds. 

The reason of the advances made to our Merchants appearing to exceed 
the Cloth brought to account, arises from their being paid for what they bring 
in the Cur*. Month, as well as part of what is brought in the preceeding, but 
which we shall take care to avoid in future. 

Agreable to your Honor &c^. directions in your Letter of the 2d. Instant 
a survey has been made of the Palmeiras & other materials for Building, which 
are reported to be so much Worm eaten & decayed, that it will be necessary 
to have them disposed of as soon as possible, in consequence of which we 
intend to put them up at Publick Outcry^. 

Sadasheverow the Renter of S*. David & Trevendoporam Bounds, has 
delivered us in a Petition representing his inability to pay the July Kist we 
therefore take the Liberty of refer ing it to your Honor &ca. and at the same 
time cannot help observing to you, that altho' there was no Rain in June or 
July, yet there now appears to be a good Crop on the Ground & we are un- 
uquainted of his having met with any particular Losses . 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 169 

Since closing last Months accounts, our Cash, by several Advances, made 
on account of the Investment, is nearly expended, We must therefore request 
your Honor &ca. will be pleased to order us a supply of fifteen thousand 
(15000) Pagodas as soon as possible. 

Our Cash account and other Monthly Papers, wait on you herewith and 
are with much respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

29™. Sept*. 1765. Your most obedient humble 

Servants 

John Lewin Smith. 
John Calland. 
Robert Dow sett. 

List of Cloth, on hand. 

Washers 72 Bales 

Beaters . . . . . . . . . . 41 

Dyers 24^ 

137^ 

To the Worshipful John Lewin Smith Esq». 

Chief &c^. Council of Cuddalore. 

The Humble Petition of Sadashevarow Bound Renter of St. Davids and 
Trevendeporam. 

Sheweth 

Your Petitioners Misfortune urges him to acquaint your Worship &ca. 
that the Crops of the Bounds of St. David and Trevendiporam were greatly 
deminished for want of Rain in proper Season, in the year 1764 and also in 
May and June last, notwithstanding which, your Petitioner has paid his 
Rents punctually till June 1765. Now your Petitioner assumes liberty to 
acquaint your Worship &ca. that he finds it impossible to pay in the Rent due 
for July Kist only, being Pag^. 2850 whereof Pag^. 1200 due for the Bounds 
of St. David & Pag^. 1650 to Trevendiporam till January 1766 when your 
Petitioner will be able to pay in the abovementioned sum, and in the mean 
time your Petitioner will pay in the Rents monthly from August according to 
Kists. 

Therefore your Petitioner humbly prays your Worship &ca. will graciously 
please to grant his aforesaid request, which Favour will in duty bind your 
Petitioner 

Ever to pray &ca. 



No. 167. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Port S^. George, 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honor'd with your Commands of the 3^. Instant which I can- 
not yet give a satisfactory answer to, being in expectation of some of the 
Principal Inhabitants belonging to the Villages lately held by the Ongole 
Rajah, part of the Nizampatam Circar, who I have sent for in order to 

.1765—22 



170 Records of Fort St. George 

obtain the most certain accounts relating to the produce of them: the infor- 
mation I before gave you on that subject was the best I could procure here, and 
such as I thought could be depended on, But your Honor &ca. may be assured 
of the most particular account of this matter, so soon as the People I have sent 
for arrive. 

I am very respectfully 
Mazulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

28''=. Sets. 1765. Your most Obed*. and most h'ble Servant 

John Pybus. 

List of Cloth on hand at Bandarmalanka. 

Long Cloth ordinary 2100 

Midling 1507 

Fine 656 

4263 Ps'. 

at Mazulipatam 

Chay Goods of sorts 2400 Pieces, of which 1,200 are Embaled. 



No. 168. 



To THE Honble Egbert Palk Esq^. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Chief having acquainted us that he had received a Letter from Mr. 
Bourchier (by order of the President) desiring him to forward such Bales as 
were in readiness but the other Gentlemen of the Board observing there was 
no publick order on this head, and the season being far advanced, it was of 
course dangerous; the Chief therefore taking upon himself to be answerable 
to your Honor &ca. for sending those Bales, we this Morning dispatched to 
you two Chilingeas with such Cloth as we had on hand consisting of forty 
two (42 Bales on account of the Honble Company, Invoices of which, and 
Bills of Lading wait on you herewith and are with much Eespect 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

6™. October 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Lewin Smith. 
John Calland. 
Robert Dowsett. 

List of Cloth on hand. 

At Washers 1121 

Beaters 8 

Dyers 391 



Bales 160 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 171 

No. 169. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We are to acknowledge the Eeceipt of your Favors of 24tii. Ult". the 5*^. 
& 14tii. Instant. 

Herein are enclosed Duplicates of the Invoice &ca. sent you the 21st. ingt, 
by the Bristol Snow. She was detained the next Day by contrary winds, and 
did not Sail till the 23d. in the Morning but we hope she will arrive in good 
time for the Meddlesex. 

We shall take care in future to make a proper distinction between the 
Civil and Military Departments as directed. 

We are making Enquiry about the Villages agreable to the order of your 
Honor &ca. and shall furnish you with the best accounts we can get. 

Mr. John Davidson arrived here from Bimblepatam the 21^*. Instant with 
Capt. Tinner of the Grenville who being unable to make this Place by reason 
of Squally weather came to deliver his Packet and to consult about his farther 
Proceeding. Capt. Tinner assuring us he could not get here without great 
loss of time and some hazard considering the season of the Year and your 
recommending to us his immediate dispatch, we have thought it most for the 
Honble Companys interest to land the Stores &ca. there and the Dutch Chief 
has permitted them to be lodged in their Godowns, where they must, remain 
till the Monsoon is over when we shall send our Boats if you think Proper to 
bring them here. 

The two Chests of Treasure were brought over Land, that for Ingeram 
with your Packet we have forwarded to Mr. Dolben. Capt. Tinner sailed 
yesterday about Noon. We desire you will please to order our Indent of 
Medicines sent ^ Bristol Snow to be fully complied with by the return of the 
Bristol Snow as we are much in want of them Enclosed are also the accounts 
of this settlement for last Month. We have the honour to remkin with the 
greatest respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SIR8 

25 Septr. 1765. Your most obed*. & most h'ble Servants 

John Smith. 
John Davidson. 
William Barker. 



No. 170. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on your Honor &ca. with Duplicate of my last and Duplicate 
Invoice and Bill of Lading for three hundred Bales of Calicoes laden on Board 
the Snow Friendship John Edwards Master. 

I have the Honour to be with the greatest Respect 
Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 29™. Sept«. 1765. Your most Obedient and most Humble 

Servant 
George Dolben. 



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No. 171* 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQK. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed wait on your Honor &ca. Invoice and Bill of Lading for one 
hundred and Seven Bales of Calicoes, laden on Board the Snow Brilliant, 
amounting to Cur*. Pagodas 8553-3-26. 

I am with the greatest Respect 

BaNDARMALANKA ~ HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

2». OcTB. 1765. Your most Obedient & most humble 

Servant 

John Whitehill. 



No. 172. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq®. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We send you by this Ship the Fort St. George one thousand Maunds of 
the promised supply of Taghree with eight Bales containing eight hundred 
pieces of Baftaes for Chintzing in their natural colour as required by your 
Letter of the 4*. April. Enclosed you have Invoices & Bills of lading for the^ 
same, and we shall forward to you by the next opportunity the remainder of 
the first Article. 

We have for some time past observed very dangerous encroachments of 
the River upon our New Fort and considering the great Importance of con- 
certing immediately some effectual measure for preventing their further Pro- 
gress we are induced from the high opinion we entertain of Mr. Call's abilities 
to request the favor that he may come down to us for a short time in order 
to assist with the Gentlemen here who are skilled in the Engineering Branch 
in taking the subject under consideration. 

The Master Attendant having represented to us that we are in great 
want of Anchors for the use of the Company's Marine particularly of those 
from Six to twelve hundred Weight and that if we are not soon supply' d it 
will be impossible for our Sloops to ply down the River, we beg leave to recom- 
mend this to your attention, & earnestly request you will furnish us accordingly 
as amply and speedily as possible. 

We have received since our last bearing Date the 25*ii July your different 
Letters of the %^^. 12th. IStt. igth. and 31st. of the same Month f Plassey and 
Speedwell Schooners and other Conveyances together with one from the Gentle- 
men at Vizagapatam by the Plassey of the ISt'i. accompanying a Matross * of 
the Bombay detachment on service here who was left sick with them from the 
Illacos. 

Enclosed we transmit you agreably [sic'] to desire an account of the Manilla 
Stores landed from the London with their value, as computed by our Store- 
keeper, who has at the same time represented to us, that he has rated them so 
low from their being in general found in extreme bad condition. Having our- 
selves no immediate occasion for this Vessell we conformed to your Recom- 
mendatic«i and gave orders for her sale, & she was in consequence lately exposed 

* a gunner's assistant from the Dutch motross, a sailor. The Gun room crew ' was originally formed 
and recruited from ships' erewB. Note No. 17, Page 282, Love's Veetiges of old Madras. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 173 



at Outcry, but no Bidders offering at her estimated value, we ordered her to 
be hauled on shore for Inspection, and again put up when there might appear 
a greater probability of disposing of her to advantage. The Commander pro- 
ceeds to you by this opportunity for the adjustment of his accounts, but 
previous to the Receipt of your advices we had on his Representation of nine- 
teen Months wages being due to himself and Crew amounts, to Rupees 13,870 
and the occasions of the People for a small supply of Cash to provide them 
here with necessaries, advanced him on this account the sum of Rup. 3000 
upon receiving afterwards our orders to attend you he laid before us a general 
statement of his accounts with the Honble Compy. with Copies of several 
vouchers making a Ballance due from them of AR^. 28,382-6-0 and resting 
satisfied to adjust the other Articles with you sollicited Payment here, of the 
Ballance of the Crews wages, or that we would indemnify him from any suits 
on account thereof which Method some of the People had actually taken on 
being apprised of the intended Sale of the Vessel and his Departure without 
paying them off; considering the circumstances set forth, and that you would 
be able to recover any part that might be unjustly charged, from his general 
Ballance we thought we could not refuse him further advance which he accord- 
ingly received to the amount of Rup. 10,000 & his acknowledgements for both 
are herewith enclosed. At Capt. Alves's particular request we beg leave to 
represent to you the Loss which he may suffer from quitting the Settlement 
at the opening of the shipping season and being thereby deprived the oppor- 
tunity of getting again into Employ and thus circumstanced if any service 
offers at your Place we hope your Honor &ca. will take his case into considera- 
tion. The late Receipt of your last Letter requesting a Supply of Rice in the 
ensuing Month by one of the Company's Ships and our having already laden 
on board the two here their Proportions of Salt Petre for Bombay, put it out 
of our power to comply with that application ; we doubt not however the Quan- 
tities exported to your Place by the different Country Vessells will fully assist 
you, but if you should be still further in want, of which you will please to 
advise us, we shall supply you by the Ship which will proceed to you with 
Salt Petre to be filled up for Europe. 

The Packet from the Supra Cargoes at Canton ^ Plassey has been 
received, and we have duely credited you for the amount of the Stores with 
which you supplied the Speedwell and Honored the Drafts advised in your 
different Letters. 

On the 22^. Ulto. imported with us from Fort Marlbro the Solebay one 
of the two ships taken up last season for furnishing that Presidency with 
Slaves from Madagascar, having on Board seventy of the Company's Troops 
for your Place whither she was bound but drove here by Hard Gales of Wind, 
which she met with off Ceylon ; We have landed the Troops & transmit herewith 
a Packet to your address likewise received by her ; We send you further the Com- 
pany's Packet for your Presidency by the Kent, which we did not think it 
adviseable to forward overland and we, suppose contains, as ours did, only 
Duplicates of what you received by the Lapwing. 

We are with Esteem 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

IG'TH. SeptR. 1766. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

"''^'•' Clive. 

Willm. Brightwell Sumner. 
John Carnac. 
Harry Verelst. 
' Francis Sykes. 

Ralph Leycester. 
George Gray. 



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No. 173. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Commands, of the 24:^^. Ulto. and conformably to 
the Permission you have thereby been pleased to grant, the New Factory House 
at Bandarmalanka shall be set about so soon as the Weather will permit and 
Materials can be collected and your Honor &ca. may depend on all possible 
Frugality in the Execution of the Work. 

I have communicated to Mr. Whitehill your orders relating to the early 
Dispatch of his Bales which I doubt not he will have due regard to. 

Inclosed comes a Packet for your Honor &ca. from M'. Whitehill accom- 
panying Invoice and Bill of Lading for 107 Bales of Calicoes consigned you 
by the Brilliant Snow on account our Honble Masters, which I hope will 
arrive Safe. 

Under Cover I have the Honor to transmit you the accounts of this Settle- 
ment for August and am very Respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

6th. Oct*. 1765. Your very Obedient & most humble Servant 

John Pybus. 

I Cloth on hand at Bandarmalanka 

L.C.0 730 

L.C.M 651 

L.C.F 335 

I.Z.Z^ 89 

1805 Pieces. 

D°. at Masulipatam. 

Chay Goods of Sorts . . 2700 Pieces, of 

which 1200 are 
Embaled. 



No. 174. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Honor &ca. Letter of the 2l8t. Ulto. by the Sloop 
Tartar, and have as I was directed forwarded to M*". Dolben the Chest of 
Treasure consigned him by your Honor &ca. by her. 

I am with the greatest Respect 

Bandarmalanka Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 8™. OcT^. 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servant 

John Whitehill. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 175 



No. 175. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 14th. XJlto. by the 
Grenville with a supply of 11500 Madras Pagodas forwarded to me by the 
Chief and Council at Vizagapatam. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 7™. Oct*. 1765. Your most humble & most Obd. Serv*. 

George Dolben. 



No. 176. 



To THE Honble Egbert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been addressed by M^. Lowe on the Sub[ject] of his ill treatment 
at Ganjam, as will appear more fully [in] the inclosed copies of his Letters 
No. 1st, 5th^ & 11th. On the Receipt of h[is] first Mr. Smith immediately 
wrote G. Ramadoss, the conte[nts] of No. 2 and also to our Rajah, Chitteram 
Rauze N°. 3 [by] whose answer No. 4 your Honor &c^. will in some measu[re] 
see the Purport of his Letter to G. Ramadoss, or (as he calls him) Dosanna, 
which we were willing to see if Ramadoss com[p]lied with, before we 
acquainted you thereof, but since Mr. [ . . . ] himself has wrote to you 
to the enclosed Letter No. [ . . . on the] subject, we thought proper to 
lay before your Honor &ca. [the] whole proceedings in this affair. 

The Rajahs Letter to Ramadoss was sent from thence the 19*^. Ult°. when 
we wrote Mr. Lowe the contents thereof and hoped he would be able to settle 
every thing to his satisfaction of which we shall acquaint your Honor &ca. 
in due course. We have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Vizagapatam Honourable Sir & Sirs 

3». OcTB. 1765. Your most Obedient Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
John Davidson. 
WiLLM. Barker. 



No. 177. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I humbly beg leave to lay before you a Narrative of the ill treatment I 
have lately met with from Gaude Rammadoss who is collecting the Rents of 
Jeseram Rauze in the Chicacoal country. Hoping that as I am employed 



176 Records of Fort St. George 

here on account of the Honorable East India Company & particularly em- 
ployed for expediating the Tappees to & from Madrass & Bengal that you will 
please to take my case into consideration for notwithstanding I do not think 
myself or Effects safe in this Place I think myself obliged to remain here untill 
(if it is found necessary) I may receive orders to the contrary. 

1 do humbly beg leave to assign my reasons for troubling you with this 
address, and not my Constituents at Bengal, which are, that on my arrival 
here, I was made acquainted by John Smith Esqr. at Vizagapatam that it was 
requisite to have the liberty of the President of Fort St. George and in a short 
time after I had the Honor to receive that liberty from Robert Palk Esqr. as 
it might in some measures tend towards the Benefit of the service. I am 

Gangham Honble Sir & Sirs 

Septe. 25, 1765. Your most obedient and most Humble 

Servant 

John Lowe. 
The narrative of John Lowe Resident at Gangham (for expediating the 

TAPPIES TO & FROM MaDRASS & BeNGAL) ON ACCOUNT OF THE HONOURABLE 

English East India Company. 

On the first of August last Gaude Ramadoss Suba of the Chicacoal Country 
did send for me to meet him at Barampoor ; and on my arrival there did volun- 
taril} offer me the Purgunnah and River of Gangham at Rupees 18,500 ;^ 
Annum on the following conditions to which I agreed — 

1. That whatever truely remained due on the River and Purgunnah of 
the last years Jemmabundee I was to collect, but that no force was to be put 
on the Riots, who were voluntarily to declare what they owed which said 
Sum I was to make myself accountable for. 

2. That on my return to Gangham I was to send to him (Gaude Ramma- 
doss) all the accountants of the Purgunnah &ca. which I did and on his 
examining their accounts they made out, it appeared that there was due on 
the last years Jemmabundee 3400 Rupees. On the 2^. September he 
(G. Ramadoss) did send to Gangham a guard to bring me, TapetaCawn my 
Gomastah, and Sheck Boudy Woudy my Monshy, to him at Camp near Aska, 
and upon our arrival there, he (G. Ramadoss) did order me to give Notes of 
hand to some Jemidars of Seapoys, to the amount of 5,500 Rupees which he 
said was the sum due on th-e Purgunnah, but neither the accomptants or Riots 
would agre \_sic'\ to indemnify me. I therefore refused to do any thing of the 
kind, upon which he in my presence did tye up and severely flog, the head 
accompt*. and choudry, or principal Riot until they agreed, but as this was 
entirely contrary to my agreement, I still refused; he (G. Ramadoss), there- 
fore thought proper to place a Jemidar & Twenty seapoys as Centinells over 
me with orders that I was not to ease Nature in any one Respect but Breathing 
untill I paid him Rup. 2000 down and complied as above for the rem^. of 
5500 Rup. 

In this condition on a very hot Day and no Wind I did remain from 9 o' 
clock in the Forenoon till 2 in the afternoon when on my still non compliance 
his people forcibly took out of my Palankeen 1000 Rup. nor was I then suffered 
to retire to my Tent untill I ordered my Monshey and Gomastah to go and 
see the said Money counted and pay 19 Rup. Batta on said Rs. and the Centi- 
nells thsit were over me for their trouble. On the said Evening I waited 
on Gaude Ramadoss for leave to return to home, and to know the reason of his ill 
treatment but could get no admittance to his Presence, and desired to come 
tomorrow every Day till the 12*1^. Instant when he gave me leave to return and 
told me with his ovm Mouth that he would deduct the Duty on what Goods 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 177 

I had bought and Sold at Gangham, (altho' on my arrival at Gangham) in 
January last he, G. Ramadoss did give me a Firmaund wherein it is expressed, 
that no Body under his Government is to take Duty or Custom on my Goods 
either by Land or Sea on any account whatever) and the Compliment due to 
him for Building a house at Gangham and then gave me two Papers which 
he said were Receipts for what I owed him and the other a Note of hand for 
the Remainder of the aforementioned 1000 Rupees, nay desired me to think 
nothing of what was past, and he perhaps might hereafter De my Friend. 

The two Receipts, The Firmaund, a Certificate of the above Narrative 
& a state of my affairs in point of Trade, whereby those Gentlemen who have 
made me Consignments together with myself, are like to sustain loss. I duely 
transmitted to John Smith Esq^. Chief &ca. Council at Vizagapatam in hopes 
that they will be laid before The Honble the President & Council at Fort 
St. George. 

N.B. — I do hereby Certify that the above Narrative is the truth the whole 
Truth & nothing but the Truth so help me God. 

Gangham John Lowe. 

24™. Septr. 1765. 



No. 178. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S"''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have had the honor to receive your commands :^ Tartar Sloop accom- 
panying a consignment of Fourteen thousand Madrass Pagodas, seven thou- 
sand of which I have forwarded to Vizagapatam under an Escort of seapoys 
as I do not apprehend any risk, for which sum I have debited Vizagapatam 
Factory, and credited ace*. Current Fort St. George for the whole amount of 
the Invoice, I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

11™. OcTR. 1765. Your most humble and most Obed*. 

Servant 
George Dolben. 



No. 179. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'f. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Accompanying this, you will please to receive the accounts of this Settle- 
ment for last Month. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

12th. Oct». 1765. Your most humb^. and most Obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben. 



1765—23 



178 Records of Fort St. George 



No. 180. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ". 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letters of the 1^'^. & 8*i». Ulto. and this is dis- 
patched purposely to return Seven of your Pattamars who now embark on an 
Express Boat to Tellicherry, from whence the Chief is directed to send two 
of them forward with this letter and we request your Honor &ca. will parti- 
cularly notice its Eeceipt, that we may Judge of the Expediency of sending 
Letters through this Channel. 

The Letter enclosed in yours of the &^. Ult°. shall be carefully forwarded 
by the first Opportunity. 

We are 

Bombay Honble Sir & Sirs 

12™. Sept». 1765. Your most obedient humble Serves. 

Charles Crommelin. 
Will". Hornby. 
Charles Waters. 
Samuel Court. 
James Ryley. 
r. w. boddam. 



No. 181. 



To the Honble President & Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 

Gentlemen 

As you will in all Probability be under some apprehensions for the Pons- 
borne I could not lose this opportunity of informing you that we are safe, we 
left Zeloan the 9*^. Instant and have been Beating to Windward on the Coast 
Since the 12*^. we spoke with the Clive Capt. Allen the 24*^. (they are all well 
on Board) but lost Company with him that same Night it being very squally 
and we too weakly Man'd to manage our sails, having had a very tedious 
Passage and have Buried one third of the ships Company and are now in a 
very sickly condition; when we spoke the Clive we were Abreast Sadras and 
are now at an Anchor to the N". ward of Pondicherry, seeing a Cattamarran 
coming off to us was my Reason for writing. You may depend upon it I shall 
make all possible Expedition to arrive at Madrass. 



Ship Ponsborne 


I am 


OFF Pondicherry 


Gentlemen 


26^. OcTB. 1765. 


Your most Obedient humble Serv». 




John Payne. 


Total Dead 


48 


Sick Soldiers ... 


37 


Do. Seamen 


3.3 



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179 



No. 182. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

By my letter under Date the IQ^^. Ins*, you would be advised of the acci- 
dent which had happened to one of the Boats with Stores for this settlement, 
and inclosed is an account of the several articles damaged, deficient and utterly 
unserviceable of the consignment by her concerning the former I request your 
orders, and Permission to write off the latter. This account should have been 
transmitted sooner, but my Indisposition has prevented it. 

Mr. Whitehill having some private affairs to settle at the Presidency, 
requests permission to come up with his Bales in January. 



Mazulipatam 
25m. OcTB. 1765. 



I am very Respectfully 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 
Your very Obedient & most humble 
Servant 



John Pybus. 



Cloth on hand at Bandarmalanka. 



L.C.O. 
L-CM. 
L.C.F. 



I.Z.Z^ .. 

At MAztriiiPATAM. 
Chay goods of sorts 3000 Pieces of which 2000 Embaled. 



874 
781 
380 



2035 Pieces. 
89 D°. 



An Account Partictjlaes op Storbs and Wares Deficient, Damag'd 
& Unserviceable ^ Boat Chinnu which sunk in the river Kistna Viz''. 







Deficient. Damaged. 


Unserviceable 


Sail Needles 


.. 


6 






., 


Fhnts 





300 








Camphire . . 


.. 


li lb. 








English Cartridges Spoil'd 




79,000 






D". D°. 


Lost 


10,000 








Salt Petre 


Spoiled 


• 






2 Barrels. 


Meald Powder 


Spoiled 








2 D". 


D°. D". 


Lost 


2 Barrels. 






.. 


Port Fires 


Spoiled 


. 






500 


Tube? 


D°. 


.. 






11,000 


Madrass Powder 


D°. 








10 Barr. 


Sheet Lead 


Lost 


6 1b. 








Lin Seed Oyl 


D". 


7| Gallons 








Tarr 


D». 


1 Barrel 








Pitch 


D". 


1 D". 






.. 


Broad Cloth, Double Colour, Red 








and Green 





ipt. 


very much. 


.. 



1765— 23a 



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An Account Pabticulaes of Stores and Waebs Deficient, Damag'° & Un- 
serviceable ^ Boat CniNNrr which sunk in the eiver Kistna Vizt — cont. 

Deficient. Damaged. Unserviceable. 

Aurora . . .... . . . . 5 Pss. 

Ordinary Popenjay . . . . . . 1 Ps. 

Embos8<i. Cloth. O . . . . 2 Pss. 

Mazulipatam, 

25'!' Oct^ 1765. John Pybus. 



No. 183. 



To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQ^. 

President and Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
HoN^LE Sir & Sirs 

We are favoured with your Letters of the b^^. & 23^. Instant. 

The Eemarks on our Bales sent you ;^ the E. of Middlesex we shall pay 
proper attention to, but beg leave to acquaint your Honor &ca. that notwith- 
standing we have from time to time given the strictest orders to the Merchants 
to prevent the Weavers from filling up the cloth with Conjee, Oyl &ca. yei 
they still continue that Practice which is very liable to deceive the sorters, and 
occasions its appearing much worse when washed than when taken in Brown', 
but as we have ordered notice to be given in these Bounds and the Villages of 
Chennamanaick PoUom & Nediaput that whoever is detected in doing so in 
future will be severely punished, we hope it will be the means of putting a 
stop to this custom. We shall insist on Sadasheveraws immediately paying 
his July Kist for the Bounds of St. David's and Trevenduporam, agreable to 
your Honor &ca. Directions. 

As the arrears due to our Merchants are very considerable, and the fifteen 
thousand (15000) Pagodas you have been pleased to order to be sent us, not 
being yet come to hand, and which will be little more than sufficient to pay 
for the cloth already brought in, obliges us to request of your Honour &c^. to 
order a farther supply of the like sum to be remitted us as soon as possible. 

Our not having had Cash sufficient to pay the Merchants for their cloth 
when delivered, will occasion our cash accounts for this and the preceeding 
Month from corresponding with the quantity of Cloth brought in. 

We have also received your favor of the 26*51. and in consequence thereof 
shall immediately acquaint our Merchants with the additional quantity of 
the several Articles which our Honble Masters are desirous of having and will 
as soon as possible advise your Honor &ca. how far they are likely to comply 
with it. 

Our Cash Accounts and other monthly Papers wait on you herewith as also 
the Havildars of Chenamanaickpollam and Nediaputts account produce of the 
said villages from the first of May to 31st. July. We have the honor to be 

Ctjddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

28™. OcTR. 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Lewin Smith: 
John Calland. 
Egbert DowseTt. . 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 181 

List of Cloth on hand. 

At Washers 145| 

Beaters . , . . . . . , . . . . . . , 8 

Dyers . . 59^ 

Bales . . 213 



Account Jemabundy of ChenamnaickpoUam & Nediaput Villages Jaghire of the 
Honble Company from the P'. of August to IS**", of November 1764 under Moodu- 
Kistna Pilha Renter & from the 16*''. of November to 3P*. of July 1765 under the 
management of Audimoola Pilha Havildar, being 12 Months Viz*. 



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Pa». 


243 3 2 


Fees of the Head Tenants 






9 10 52 


Grain Lands 


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566 20 16 


The produce of Tammerin 
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Jacks Mang 


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68 4 35 




Pag^ 


886 38 25 


Nediaput 
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64 39 U 




Grain Lands . . 




597 27 50 




The produce of Tammerin, 
Mangoes & Palmeira Tope 


Jacks 


88 36 63 






Pagodas 


P\ 751 17 47 




1638 12 72 



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No. 184. 

To THE HoNBLE Robert Palk EsQB. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

floNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Since our address to yo'ur Honor &ca. of the 28*^. wherein we could only 
acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 26ti». Inst*. The merchants 
have been called upon & made acquainted with the addition you have been 
pleased to order in several Articles of our present Investment which they have 
agreed to provide by the l^t. of January as follows. 



Irshepah Chitty . . . . . ; 

NeUa Chitty 

Moodu Kistnah . . . . 

Streeshelaputty 

Mahomed Asharraff & Saumy Nauda 

Pilha 
Nellapah Moodely & Shavelah Venkata- 

cliilum 
Paupah & Bootchy Chitty 



MidlK. Blue 
half 
p3p. 


Salempr, 
Blue. 


Sucoat. Blue. 


1500 


_ 


— 


1000 


100 


150 


: 2000 


_ 


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soo 


200 


150 


1500 


100 


- 


2000 


100 


— 


1500 


— 


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10,000 


500 


300 



As Moodu Kistnah has already exceeded his Contract in the article of Chinam- 
naick Pollam Cloth, and several of the other Merchants having nearly com- 
pleated some of their different sortments, we shall therefore be glad you would 
acquaint us, if our taking in a larger proportion from them if offered, would 
be agreable \_sic'\ to your Honor &ca. 

It would have afforded us infinite satisfaction could we have procured a 
Bale of Succatoons to be sent by the Middlesex, but they were brought in so 
late it was impossible to get them washed in time, and beg leave to assure you, 
that our utmost Endeavours shall be used in encouraging the Merchants to 
fulfill their Contracts. 

The fifteen thousand (15000) Pagodas dispatched as ^ Seapoys the 23^. 
Instant came to hand last Night, and as it will be necessary to make our Mer- 
chants an advance proportionable to the Cloth now contracted for we are to 
request you will be pleased to order an addition to the supply of Cash wrote 
for in our last. 

We are with great Eespect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

30th. Oct*. 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Lewin Smith. 
John Calland. 
Egbert Dowsett. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 185 

No. 185. 

To THE HONBLE THE PkESIDENT & COUNCIL 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Sirs 

We received your Letters of the 30*^. October directed to Capt. John 
Payne, Capt. Massey and to myself, which I read to my officers, as likewise 
my Instructions given in England by the Honble Court of Directors. I asked 
the opinion of my officers and advised the most prudent Step to take. 

By your letter we understand, that were we sickly, and in danger of being 
so, we were to land our Troops and Soldiers at Cuddalore, but not otherwise. 

It proves that we are so healthy, that at this time we have only one man 
ill on board, & the Surgean assures us that there is no appearance of the 
Scurvey, or any other Sickness among the Soldiers or Sailors; we have been 
very healthy all the Passage having lost but one Man, and that from age and 
long service, than any other Complaint. 

As this is our Situation, we have concluded to take in a little more water 
and proceed for Madras, & we hope it concurs with the intent of your letters 
to us. & will meet with the approbation of your Honor, and the Gentlemen of 
the Honble Council, as also that of the Hoflble Companys and owners of the 
Ship. 

Clive I am 

Pondicherry Road Honble Sir & Gentlemen 

Nqk. 2i>. 1765. Your most Obed*. humble Serv*. 

John Allen. 



ro. 186. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

AT Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favor'd with yours of the 21st. XJlt". and 4*^^. Instant, and 
have also received from Mr. Dolben seven thousand (7000) Madras Pagodas, 
for which we shall credit Ingeram Factory. 

Your Remarks on our Bales by the Bristol Snow conveys to us an inex- 
pressible Satisfaction, to find our endeavours for the Improvement of the 
Investment has met with your approbation, and we beg leave to assure your 
Honor &ca. that our utmost attention, shall not be wanting to preserve your 
good opinion of our conduct therein. 

Agreable [sic'] to your orders of the 5*^. Ultimo we have made Enquiry 
into the Situation and value of the Countries therein mentioned but find upon 
Examination of the account received from the Person employed for that pur- 
pose that the valuation thereof only amounts to 10190 Rupees ^ Annum which 
appears very inadequate to your Estimation, therefore we shall only beg leave 

1765—24 



186 Records of Fort St. George 

to refer you to the inclosed List, by which you may observe the various differ- 
ences, with respect to the names value and situation of those Districts & leave 
your Honor &ca. to judge what right Hussun Ally may have to make an Assign- 
ment of any part of Jaggah Dieu's Country. 

We have the Honor to remain with the greatest Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

24™. OcT». 1765. Your most obedient Humble Servants 

John Smith. 
John Davidson. 
Will**. Barker. 



No. 187. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor Ac*. Council 

OF Fort S^^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the Honour to transmit you the accounts of this settle- 
ment for last Month. 

The Attorneys of Mr. Bouche' owner of the House, which has been ever 
since we took the place, & is now, occupied by the Commanding officer of this 
Garrison, having applied to me for the Rent of it, I have settled with them 
for thirty Rupees ^ month, and have paid them the arrears due from the 1^*. 
of June last at that rate. 

The late disturbances in the Ongole Districts have prevented my obtain- 
ing an account of the Real Produce of the Villages belonging to the Nizam- 
patam Circar which were let to the late Rajah of Ongole, altho' tis now up- 
wards of a month since I sent a Braminy from hence to make the Enquiry, 
and ordered some of the Principal Inhabitants here that I might be the better 
satisfied of the authenticity of the acount which might be given me, But I am 
in hopes I shall be able in a few Days to furnish your Honor &ca. with such 
a Statement of their real value as may be depended on. 

Mr. Whitehill promises to dispatch about an hundred Bales to your Honor 
&ca. some time in December. 

I am very Respectfully 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

30th Octk. 1765. Your very Obedient & most h'ble Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 188. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &c*. Council 

of Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honored with your Commands of the 26*^. XJlto. and immedi- 
ately made an advance to my Merchants for the provision of the additional 
quantity of Goods you have been pleased to order, they promise to exert their 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 187 

utmost Endeavoui's to have them in readiness by the latter end of December 
but as the Season is far advanced and I have never yet found them Punctual 
to their Engagements I have but little hopes they will prove so on this occasion. 

Accompanying this come the Books of this settlement ending April 1764. 

By a letter received from Mr. Peter Perring I find he was ordered to 
leave under charge of the Officer commanding at Ongole a chest containing 
thirty two thousand Madrass Pagodas where it was to remain till Directions 
could be received from me for conveying it hither — concluding from this infor- 
mation that this Money may be intended for supplying the Northern Settle- 
ments, I have ordered Mr. Bruce at Ongole to forward it to this Place in two 
separate Parcels of Sixteen thousand each under a proper Escort, who advises 
me of his having in consequence dispatched the 2^. Instant one Box, which on 
opening the Chest he found within it and supposed contained Sixteen thousand 
Pagodas, as there were Sixteen Bags besides loose in the Chest, which also he 
intended to send off the 4:^^. with an Escort, as he had done the Box, and as 
I may expect to receive the whole of this Money in four or five Days, I request 
to be honored with your directions concerning the disposal of it. 

I am very Respectfully 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

6™. November 1765. Your most Obedient & most h'ble 

Servant 

John Pybus. 

List of Cloth on Hand 
At Bandabmalanka 
L.C.O. .. .. .. .. .. 1280 

L.C.M. .. .. ., .. ... 1526 

L.C.F. .. ■. . .. .. ..679 

3485 Pieces. 

I.Z.Z=. .. .. .. .. .. 129 do. 

At Masulipatam. 
Chay Goods of Sorts, 3,500 Pieces of which 200 are Embaled. 



No. 189. 



To THE Honble Egbert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to transmit you the accounts of this settlement for last 
Month. 

We are sorry to acquaint you that the flanking part of the Seaside Battery 
by the Surfs increasing upon it, is again washed down, and the Foundation 
entirely undermined, so that it cannot be sufficiently repaired unless it be built 
on Wells or Piles. & as such an Expence we apprehend will be unequal to the 
rest of the Battery, we shall let it remain as it is, untill we have your farther 
Directions thereon. 

We have now the pleasure to acquaint you that Mr. Lowe informs us of 
his having settled affair with Ramadoss to his satisfaction in consequence of 
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188 Records of Fort St. George 

the Rajah's letter for that purpose, the particulars of which we doubt not Mr. 
Lowe will advise you, as he has before wrote you on that subject. 
We have the Honor to remain with the greatest Respect 

ViZAGAPATAM HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

30^= OcT». 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 



L.C.O. 
L.C.M. 
L.C.F. 



L.C.O.W. 
L.C.M.W. 
L.C.F.W. 



Cloth on hand at the Wash 



In the Wabbhouse 



John Smith. 
John Davidson. 
WiLLM. Bar,kkr. 




^ASH 

.. Co. Ill 13 




87 10 




17 4 






216 7 


.. C. 27 5 




21 4 




18 17 


67 6 




Gorge .. 


283 13 



No. 190. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqs. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort 8"^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your commands of the IQ^^. Ult°. were forwarded to me from Ongole with 
the first Box of Treasure containing sixteen thousand Pagodas, which with 
your Packet for Mr. Dolben I sent on to Ingeram immediately, The other 
sixteen thousand Pagodas arrived here from Ongole, and was dispatched on 
to Ingeram last Night. I am very Respectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

10™. Novs. 1765. Your very Obedient and most humble 

Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 191. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Commands of the 5^'^. and the damaged and unservice- 
able Stores shall be disposed of conformably to your Directions. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 189 



I shall acquaint Mr. Whitehill with the Permission you have been pleased 
to grant him of proceeding to Madrass with his Bales which I have recommended 
to him to have in readiness for dispatching as soon as possible after the full 
Moon in December. 

The Farm of Narsipore Town expiring the 21^*. of next Month I request 
your orders concerning the reletting it. 

I shall set out for the Army this afternoon and expect to be back again 
by the end of next Month. I am very Eespectfully 

Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

11™. Nov*. 1765. Your very Obedient and most humble 

Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 192. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort S'f. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am honored with your Commands of 26*^. Ulto. and am to acquaint 
your honor &ca. that I have already contracted for two hundred pss. of 
Flowered Bettulas as likewise the Plain Beeteelas, Beetella Ha.ndkerchiefs and 
fine L' Cloth you were before pleased to order, the flowered Beeteelas and 
the Plain at 4, the Handkerchiefs 3, and the L. Cloth 32 Punjum at 6 Pagodas 
each piece of a fine and good quality. I am apprehensive that should I offer 
a farther advance of price the Merchants would impute it more to the Com- 
panys great want of those Goods than their desire of mending the quality, 
and in all probability would not make them better in that Respect than for 
the present Prices, which in truth are sufficient if the weavers do justice, & 
the Merchants have given me their assurances, that they will take all possible 
care; tho' assurances from them of this Nature are indeed often deceitful, I 
shall therefore let the Prices rest as they are and use every other endeavor 
to get them as good as possible, should I not succeed the other Expedient must 
be used, and I shall endeavour to get them ready by Janry, which, I hope will 
meet your Honour &ca. Approbation. 

Enclosed wait on your Honor &ca. the Accts. of this settlement for last 
month, and at foot hereof is Aoct. of cloth on hand. I have the Honor to be 
with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 8™. Nov*. 1765. Your most humble & most obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben. 
List of Cloth on Hand. 

L.C.0 1893 

M. 1546 

F. 518 

3957 



190 Records of Fort St. George 



No. 193. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &CA. Council 

OF Fort St. George. 
HoNBLE Sir & Sirs and Dear Friends 

Your favor of the 30*^. Ulto. being safely come to our hands along with 
the enclosed two Letters to be sent according to the Request of your Honor 
&ca. per Cattamaran on Board your Europe ships cruizing upon this Coast 
upon their appearing, we dutifully inform your Honor &ca. hereby that none 
of them has appeared hitherto & that we have no other Intelligence of them, 
but that they have been at the Beginning of this Month in Pondicherry Road, 
and have sailed away from thence again & desire hereby to lett us know whether 
we shall keep the letters still here or send them back to your Honor &c^. 

We are with Esteem 
Sadras Honble Sir & Sirs & Dear Friends 

14™. NovJ^. 1765. Your most Faithful Friends 

& humble Servants 
J. L. Topander. 
S. Boers, 



No. 194. 

To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We are to acknowledge the Receipt of your favours of the 30*^. Ult". 
5th. & 6th. Instant. 

The Letters for Capt. Payne of the Ponsborne inclosed in yours of the 
30*1". were immediately forwarded to Pondicherry, but the Ship having sailed 
before they reached that Place, one of the Packets was delivered to Cap*. 
Allen of the Clive then in Pondicherry Road & who set sail soon after, with 
an Intention (as we have been informed) of proceeding to Madras. 

The fifteen thousand (15000) Pagodas forwarded by your Honor &ca. the 
1st. Instant, as also the twenty thousand (20000) advised of by Mr. Secretary 
Aldersey in his Letter of the 7^^. have been duely received. 

We take the liberty of enclosing your Honor &ca. sundry letters (with 
translations thereof) which have passed between the Chief & Mr. Baars, the 
Dutch Resident here, and as the Papers referred to therein are not in' our 
Possession, must beg leave to request your Directions in this affair. 

As our Merchants have but little time to fulfill their new contracts, we 
have been induced to make them an advance of one half of their several 
Proportions in lieu of a quarter part in order to encourage them to comply 
therewith which we flatter ourselves will have the desired effect, and meet 
with your Honor &ca. approbation. 

We are with much Respect 

CUDDALORE HoNBLE SiR & SiRS 

14™. November 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Lewin Smith. 
John Calland. 
Rob^. Dowsett. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 191 

List of Cloth on Hahd. 

At Washers . . . . 202^ 

Beaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 

Dyers 95^ 



Translate. 
To John Lewin Smith Esq». 

Chief of St. David. 
Worshipful Sir 

This Moment I hear that our Dutch Company's Merchant Tity Wahl 
Chitty is by your Peons arrested & carried before you, which the more sur- 
prises me, as I cannot penetrate the Intention thereof, as he is a person who 
has contracted for our Dutch Company, You have not. Sir, the least Jurisdic- 
tion over him, by virtue of our Cowl, but every one who has any complaints 
against him must take his Regress [sic] to me. I must therefore heavily 
complain of this your Encroachment, and do hereby in the name of my Masters 
protest against what you have done, and attempted against our Liberty & 
Priviledge, I have the Honor to remain, 

CUDDALORE WORSHIPFUL SiR 

1st. Novk. 1765. Your most humble Servant 

Baars. 
Cum originali Concord at 
Id quod testatus 

G. HUTTEMAN. 
CuDDALORE 

14™. NovEMR. 1765. 
A true Copy 

EoBf. Barclay, Secry. 

Translate. 
To John Lewin Smith Esq^. 

Chief of St. David. 
Worshipful Sir 

Trevasel Trimette Chitty a Merchant of our Company has a dispute with 
one Canapah Modelly as you will observe ^ Obligation hereunto annexed. 
The Principal being Pagodas 200 on Interest at 7/8 of a Pagoda ^ Month 
for 100 Pagodas bearing Date the 15*^1. August 1756 The said Canapah now 
alledges that he has a dispute against our said Merchant for being a Bonds- 
man to his deceased Brother. I therefore desire the said Canapah will prove 
it for this reason, Sir, the cause has been differed for some time, which I 
think can be decided in a Moment however I cannot permit him to go to Arbit- 
ration, for I want him every moment for Business of our Company. 

I therefore desire you will be pleased to settle this matter but to the con- 
trary I shall be obliged to see the said Canapah in the Mayors Court at Mad- 
rass, by which means I will oblige him to pay his Debt according to the 
obligation heretofore mentioned. I have the Honor to be with Eespect 

Cuddalore Worshipful Sir 

15™. Nova. 1765. Your most Obedient Humble Servant 

Baars. 



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CuDDALORE 14*^. November 1765. 
A true Copy 

RoBT. Barclay, 
Secry. 

I, Canapah Moodelly do hereby acknowledge having received of Tremilly 
Chitty the Sum of Star Pagodas, 200, which is to run at Interest @ 7/8 of a 
Pagoda ^ Month for 100 Pagodas, which I promise to pay on demand 
Cuddalore 15 August 1765. 

Signed by Canapah before two Witnesses. 
To Peter Baars Esq^. 

Sir 

I received Yesterday your Letter of the same date respecting Tily whal 
Chitties affair, but shall decline entering into the particulars of his dispute 
with Canapah Moodelly, They being both Inhabitants of Cuddalore & there- 
fore apprehend no one has any authority to interfere therein but myself; for 
the same reason, Sir, you must excuse my paying no regard to your Protest 
which I received soon after, till you can prove your right to the Priviledges & 
Immunities you pretend to claim, being unacquainted with any such Grants 
in your Cowle. 

I have the Honor to be 
Sir 
2d. Nov*. 1765. Your most Obed*. humble Servant 

J. L. Smith. 

Cuddalore 14th. Nov". 1765. 

A true copy. 

EoRT. Barclay, Secry. 

Translate 

To the Worshipful John Lewin Smith Esq«. 
Chief of St. Davids and its Dependencies. 

Worshipful Sir 

From your Letter received the day before Yesterday, it appears that your 
Worship will not acknowledge the arrested Teruwasel Trimitie Chitty to be 
a Servant or Merchant of the Netherland East India Compy. (whom I have 
however by orders of my superiors solemnly engaged in the service of this our 
Factory) You only consider him as a mere and Simple Inhabitant of Cuddalore, 
and at the same time intimate your being unacquainted with our Priviledges 
on which my complaint and Protest was founded. It is very true that the 
arrested Merchant is an Inhabitant of Cuddalore, for where else should the 
Servants of this our Factory dwell, they are indeed Inhabitants of Cuddalore, 
but I can by no means allow that any Person but our Netherland's Coy. should 
exercise any sort of Jurisdiction over them they own only the aforesaid Com- 
pany as their Lords and Masters by virtue of the 5*. Article of the Commercial 
Treaty granted in the midst of the last Century by the King of Gingy to this 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 193 

our Factory which imports. " In case the Servants of the Dutch Company- 
should commit any thing which deserved Punishment they shall be referrd 
intirely in the Company." These Prerogatives have been granted to this 
Factory at Cuddalore by the Governor ,& Council of Fort St. George under 
the 29^^^. November 1756. How far your Worships proceedings against our 
Merchant agree with this Priviledge I leave to every Body's consideration. 
Your being unacquainted with our Immunities and thus rejecting my Protest 
hinders me not in the least to persist in it, Yea to renew it most solemnly 
and by virtue of it I reclaim from your Worship the arrested Merchant as 
you will answer the consequences since I shall be obliged to lay this affair before 
my Superiors and High Masters. 

I remain with all Consideration 
Cuddalore Worshipful Sir 

1st. Novk. 1765. Your most Obedient Servant 

Baars. 

Cum Scripto Origenali 
convenit quod testimonie 
Suo confirm at 

g. hutteman 

Copy 

Cuddalore 14th. November 1765. 

A true Copy 

RoBT. Barclay, Secry. 



N°. 195. 

To THE HONBLE RoBERT PaLK EsQB. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

Notwithstanding our Importunities to Sadashwerow the Renter of 
St. Davids & Trevindaporam, he has not yet paid his July Kist for these 
Farms, but your Honor &ca. may be assured we shall still continue to use our 
utmost endeavours to make him do it as soon as possible. 

Our Cash Account & other monthly Papers wait on you herewith & are 
isvith the greatest Respect 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

23". November 1765. Your most Obedt. humble Servants 

John L. Smith. 
John Call and. 
Robert Donsett. 

1765—25 



194 Records of Fort St. George 

Liat of Cloth on Hand. 
At Washers 269| 



Dyers 123J 

Embal'd 20 

Bales . . 411 



No. 196. 



To THE Right Honble Robert Palk Esq«. 
President & Governor of Fort St. George 
ON THE Coast of Choromandel &ca. &ca. on 
behalf of the right honble english 
East India Company and the 
Council at Madras. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Also our Resident a [sic'] Cuddalore Peter Baars gives us knowledge with 
his Letter of the 2^. Ins*, how the Day before the first Servant of the Company, 
x»r the Inlands Merchant Turwasel Trimilu Chittee by the order of your Chief 
of that place, Mr. John Lewin Smith, has been taken away out of his house 
by four Tallears & brought to him, where he was still kept arrested until the 
next Day, without thereof to him Resident any notice was given, much less 
has he received any answer upon two Letters he wrote to Mr. Smith aforesaid 
about that Merchant, and that Arrest has been only for reason that one Cannappa 
Moodeliaar has all before hand, having accusd [sic] him Trimile Chitty by said 
Mr. Smith, concerning a Pretension and Supposed the same was Legitimate, 
it does not amount half what the first owes to the last, amounting the same 
according a Bond of Payment of Pags. 200 shewed to said Baars, so it is 
that we sent you in these the copys as well of what said Baars has wrote to us 
as to said Mr. Smith, with the Translate of said Mallabars Bond of Payment, 
begging you friendly to reproach more mentioned Mr. Smith over these Pro- 
cedures and to give him orders to release said Turwasil Trimelu Chitty up 
that he and his adversary may bring their concerns by you or by us, and so 
doing shall the Prerogatives which the Servants and further Employers of 
the Dutch East India Company enjoys in the Realm of Singy where under our 
Demoliated Lodge of Tegenapatnam has been situated, not been weakened, 
for at Cuddalore having been shewed to us a house in stead of said Lodge, 
and has together the English high Council by their Letter of the 29*1^. Novem- 
ber 1756. Bound her for our Priviledges due to us there, whereof these also 
is by our Company obtained in the year 1654 that any People, of the Honble 
Company Dutch or Black Servants being Transgressors in some things, and 
meriting Correction, shall about that the Duans People not dare to do the 
least thing, but the punishment be deferred entirely to the Honble Company. 
We expect therefore that you shall not dispute and wrong us in our Priviledges 
that we have obtained in said Realm, and that it will please you to give us 
Satisfaction, since on our side we shall be on the same occasions always ready, 
being with the utmost Esteem 

Negapatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

IN THE Fort the Nov». 1765. Your most Obedient & most humble 

Servants 

Peter Hacksteen 

&CA. Council. 



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N". 197. 

To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ». 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your commands of the 16*'>. of last Month 
accompanying two chests of Treasure, containing each Sixteen thousand 
Madras Pagodas, one of which I have kept here for the use of this settlement, 
and have forwarded the other under an Escort of Seapoys to John Smith Esqr. 
Chief &ca. Council of Vizagapatam. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Eespect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 23». November 1765. Your most humble & most Obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 198. 



To the Honble Eobert Palk Esq". 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I make bold once more to address you, to acquaint you that Mr. Smith at 
Vizagapatam represented the ill treatment I met with from Ramadoss to the 
Rajah Sittiram Raz, and thereon I have had satisfaction given me, which I 
cannot better lay before you than by an abstract of my Letter to that Gentle- 
man. 

I humbly beg pardon for not immediately acquainting you hereof, but an 
ill state of health prevented me. 

I had wrote the above when I had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 
22d. Octr. and am heartily sorry I have taken a wrong Step, tho' I must beg 
leave to assure your Honors that my Chief reason for having any connections 
with the Country Government was for the sake of Peace & not any Lucrative 
views, the many Impositions & villainous dealings I hitherto met with made 
me take this Step, & could I otherways have recover 'd my money and losses 
I should not have renewed my agreement, and tho' I am as yet a Creditor, if 
you will not allow me to fulfill my contract I will immediately give it up. tho 
I shall be a Losser. 

I have the Honor to be 
Ganjam Honble Sir & Sirs 

ll^H. NovK. 1765. Your most Obed*. & most humble Servant 

John Lowe. 

Extract of John Lowe's Letter to John Smith Esq^. at Vizagapatam 

dated Oct». 20f^. 1765. 

Sir 

I have the Pleasure to have received your two favors of the 4*^. and 5^^. 
instant, but not having any thing particular I defered answering till now. 



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Gaude Eamadoss & I have agreed in the following manner, which I hope 
will meet with your approbation. 

On the 3d. Instant the Rajah's man (after having heard my complaints) 
went away to Gaude Ramadoss and did not return till the 11th when he 
brought with him G. Rammadoss's Brother in Law who after apologizing for 
G. Ramadoss's ill Behaviour or rather confessing it he beg'd I would not per- 
sist in my Resolution of not stirring from home as it was impossible that for 
15 Days G. Ramadoss could come here on account of the Hautgur Rajah having 
taken the Field against him, but that if I would consent to go to camp for one 
Day I might depend on meeting with entire Satisfaction in every Respect on 
consideration I concluded that there could not be a more proper place to receive 
Satisfaction, than that where the affront was given, & therefore I consented 
to go to him on condition that he pitched a Tent for me in the Front of his 
Army, and that on our saluting each other he should fire 5 Guns, that he 
himself should repeat his ill conduct before his officers, and promise not to do 
the like again; all which he performed and even offered to make Oath before 
his Bramins to observe the same, but this I did not insist on as his Oath and 
word I think equally valid. 

On my coming away he returned me my money and put Seapoys on the 
People that detained Sloops 3, untill they pay me Rs. 300 being their Expences 
during the Month detained, and he presented me with a Grey horse valued 
here at Rs. 500. 



I am 

Sir &CA. 



No. 199. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK EsQ«. 

President & Governor &ca. Council of 

Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

On my arrival here the 13*^. Instant at Night the Officer commanding the 
Garrison acquainted me that there was a Man under confinement in Irons, for 
a murder committed by him at Ingeram, and delivered me the Letter I have now 
the Honor to enclose you, from Mr. Dolben giving a circumstantial account of 
the Fact. There is no Deposition taken of evidences, but the Prisoner does 
not deny the Fact, I have therefore ordered him up to Madrass under a guard 
of Seapoys, that he may stand his Tryal for so Barbarous an act, at the next 
quarterly Sessions and am very Respectfully 

Rajahmundry Honble Sir & Sirs 

15™. NovK. 1765. Your most Obedient & most h'ble Serv*. 

John Pybus. 

To Captain Simon Hart. 

Dear Sir 

Under chargre of three salipoys I now send you, one of the two Bullock Peo- 
ple you sent to Nillipille for arrack one the 25*^. past at night, they having both 
been at the arrack shop together returned to the choultry at Nillipillee and as 
the Prisoner says the other fell out with him about the Dogs having carried 
away their Victuals and called him names upon which Blows ensued, and the 
Prisoner having a stick and the other nothing in his hands to defend himself 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 197 

lie mortally wounded the Deceased in the Head & that sometime after finding 
he was dead he buried him in a hole near the choultry throwing over him a 
little Sand, where he was found by some Boys at Play in the Morning. 

I must remark that when I saw the Deceased who was brought to the 
Factory it appeared to me as well as numbers of others, that the Wounds given 
the Deceased could not be made with a stick but seem to have been made with 
the Knife or Hook which he used to cut Grass with, one of them was large 
the other Small both appeared Deep and were made behind the same Ear very 
near to each other, and there is room to think he received them as he lay Drunk 
or asleep on the Bullocks wadding which was all over Blood, the Deceased had 
also a small cord f astned double round his neck as if to strangle him, the 
Prisoner went to a Milkmans near by the Choultry and wanted to borrow a 
Pelong with which they beat Rice and being answered they had none, he said 
a stick would do but as they had none, or did not chuse [sic] to give him any he 
pulled one out of the compound which was found in the Morning broke and 
which the Prisoner says was the stick he used but there was no Blood on it; 
The Deceased had received some Blows on the head & Face which might indeed 
have been made with this stiek^these two people had several times quarrelled 
and it seems upon the whole as if this horrid act was meditated. 

I thought it most eligible to send the Prisoner to you that you may take 
such a course with him as you may judge proper. I have hitherto given him 
Subsistance he having nothing of his own, I beg the favor of you to return the 
Jakepoys as soon as possible. I am 

Ingeram Dear Sir 

THE 1ST. jSTovB. 1765. Your most Obed*. humble Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 200. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esqk. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

With your favor of the 16*^. Qctr. last forwarded by Mr. Dolben we 
have received a further supply of sixteen Thousand (16000) Madrass Pagodas 
for the service of the Investment. 

We are also to acknowledge your Letter of the 22^. of the same Month, 
where in your Honor &ca. are pleased to express your Satisfaction as to the 
Supply of Bales sent you :^ Bristol Snow, and we must beg leave to observe, 
that our utmost Efforts have since been used to the same purpose, but with 
much less success both as to quantity and quality. The present Investment 
is greatly prejudiced by the Troubles in these Parts that have been ravaged 
and Impoverished by the Rajahs Enemies. Hence the Manufacture is 
obstructed, and the Merchants to secure themselves, are obliged to take such 
cloth as the Weavers can furnish, without the usual regard being had to its 
Goodness. We hope therefore, that your Honor &ca. will not be sanguine in 
your Expectations from us at this time ; as our Obedience to your orders for an 
early dispatch of what Bales we may have on hand will also contribute to 
abridge the quantity. 



198 Records of Fort St. George 

Enclosed we transmit you the accounts of this settlement for last Month. 
We are with utmost Respect 

ViZAG: HONBLE SiR & SiRS 

25™. Nov*. 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Smith. 
John Davidson. 
W". Barker. 

Cloth on Hand at the Wash. 

L.C.O Co. 177 7 

L.C.M 136 11 

L.CF 22 3 

336 1 

In the Wabehotjse. 

L.C.O.W. Co. 27 5 

L.C.M.W 21 4 

L.C.F.W .. 18 17 

67 6 



Gorges .. 403 7 



N". 201. 

To THE HONBLE EOBERT PalK EsQ^. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Commands of the 15*^^. Ulto. by the 
Snow Friendship enclosing Invoice and Bill of Lading of Stationary sent by 
that Vessell also Remarks on the Investment provided here on which I have 
to assure your Honor &ca. that I shall use my utmost Endeavours to improve 
it as much as possible. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

28™. NovK. 1765. Your most humble and most Obedient 

Servant 

George Dolben. 



No. 202. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &ca. CotrNciL 

of Fort. S^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The measures we are pursuing in order to accomplish the ends proposed 
by the Court of Directors and secure to the Company the great Revenues they 
now possess in Bengali, are so contrary to the Expectations, the views and the 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 199 

Interests of many of their servants placed in the highest stations and intrusted 
with the most weighty Employments of this Presidency that they have thought 
proper to resign the Service. The opulent Fortunes they have acquired and 
the Steps we are taking to prevent so sudden a growth of Wealth at the expence 
of the Company and the National Character will sufficiently declare the motives 
of their conduct & of yours. 

Notwithstanding we found it expedient to reduce the number of our Board 
from sixteen to twelve members yet three seats are already vacant and Mr. 
Senior has expressed his full intention of returning home this season. It is 
with regret that we observe that these vacancies cannot be filled by the Junior 
Servants next in succession. The Corruption that prevailed in the Govern- 
ment has descended to the lower Classes and a council composed of these would 
frustrate every attempt to effect that general reformation so essential to the 
success and Permanency of the measures proposed by our constituents We 
therefore earnestly request, that in consideration of the present exigency of 
our affairs, we may be favoured with the immediate assistance of Messrs. Claud 
Russell, William Aldersey, Thomas Kilsall and Charles Floyer. These Gentle- 
men are seniors to any in the list of our Covenanted servants below the Rank 
of Council & we cannot entertain a doubt but their removal will be approved 
by the Court of Directors when we have represented the reasons upon which 
this request is founded. 

You Gentlemen are equally sensible with us of the Importance of this 
Settlement to the Company, & no less sollicitous for its Prosperity which 
depends so much upon the Judicious selection of a Board. It is therefore 
our further desire that Mr. Russell and the other Gentlemen may proceed 
with all possible dispatch over Land, as the season of the Year would render a 
Passage by sea tedious and we are now forming Plans for collecting the reve- 
nues which will oblige several members of the Board to be absent from the 
Presidency. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 5™. NovB. 1765. Your most Obedient Servants 

Clive. 

Willie. Brightwell Sumner. 
John Carnac. 
Harry Veretst. 

Sel. Committee. 



No. 203. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esqb. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S'^. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have had the Honor to receive your Commands of 21st. past and beg leave 
to assure you I shall use my best endeavours to get the Betteelas & fine Long 
Cloth in readiness for the January Dispatch. 
1765— 26a 



200 Records of Fort St. George 

Enclosed wait on your Honor &ca. the accounts of this Settlement for last 
Month. I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect 

Ingeram Honble Sir & Sirs 

1%^. Dec*. 1765. Your most humble and most Obedient 

Servant 

Geo: Dolben. 



No. 204. 



To THE Honble Robert Palk Esq^. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

OF Fort S''. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since we did ourselves the pleasure of addressing you last under Date the 
16*1^. Septi". We have been favoured with your Sundry letters of the 7*^. & 13tii. 
August 2d. 4, 5, 7, 9, 14 & 15*^. September and 30*^. Ult°. by the Ganges 
country Vessell, and the Honble Compy. Ships Grenville & Spike which have 
safely imported with us. 

We have now to acquaint you that just before the arrival of the latter 
ship, upon considering that We had yet but one, of the Seas on with us, the 
possibility that the others from their late Departure fromEngland and our 
having received no accounts of them from you, might not arrive for some time, 
with the Season advancing apace and the Benefit to the Company of receiving 
their Investment early. We determined to alter the Kents Destination and 
stationed her to return home as soon as possible after the Grenville; she is 
accordingly unloading her Bombay consignments and such part as vpe do not 
detain here We purpose forwarding by the Asia, and two of our Sloops pre- 
paring to proceed thither for Repairs; the Spike we have fixed to carry the 
Stores, from this and your Presidency for the Gentlemen at Fort Marlbro, 
and to proceed from thence to China with a Supply of Treasure, with which 
We shall assist, the Supracargoes in consequence of our Injunctions from the 
Honble Court of Directors, this season particularly enforced us; and of the 
remaining two Ships, one will proceed with a supply of Salt Pet re and what 
Grain we can afford you, to be filled up at your Presidency for Europe, and 
agreably to your request shall be dispatched to you as soon as possible after 
her arrival here, and the other will be our last Dispatch direct from hence. 
We have given the necessary advice of this Disposition to the Gentlemen at 
Bombay. 

The Packet for the Court of Directors received with your Letter of the 
7th. August was duely forwarded by the Admiral Stevens, as was a Duplicate 
of the Invoice of Provisions shipped by us on the Earl of Middlesex for victual- 
ling the Prisoners from the French Islands agreably to your request under the 
3d. September. The Admiral Stevens received her Dispatches at In^elee on 
the 5th Ulto. 

We have duely attended to the Representations of the Gentlemen of Fort 
Marlbro' s for a large supply of Grain & shall endeavour to assist them fully, 
of which we shall particularly advise you when the Spike proceeds to you. The 
Syren Snow is at present preparing to receive a part of their Indent. 

We have directed the Assay Master to make an assay of the samples of 
Gold received also vdth your first Letter, and his Report shall be duely advised 
to you. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 201 

Finding that the currency of A. Rupees coined in our Mint is greatly 
obstructed and that they pass at a Discount from those struck with you, because 
of their bearing the name and Titles of the old King. We are to request that 
you will send us by the first opportunity the stamp used in your Mint, 

We are with Esteem 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

THE 6^= OF November 1765. Your most Obedient Servants 

Clive. 

W^*. Brightwell Sumner. 
John Carnac. 
Harry Veretst. 



No. 205. 

To the Honble Egbert Palk Esq». 

President and Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort S^. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We are to acknowledge the favor of your Letters of the 6*i». & ^^^. Instant, 
as also one from Mr. Secretary Aldersey of the 21^*. Ulto. 

A Copy of the General Books since the Eeistablishment of this settle- 
ment are now preparing but to enable us to finish them, & carry on our other 
Books, we must request you will be pleased to order to be sent us Twenty Quires 
of Royal Paper. 

We have directed the Paymaster to inquire what quantity of Chinam can 
be procured, & the Price, as also the charge of removing Bricks from the Ruins 
of Fort St. David to Cuddalore, & so soon as he has obtained the necessary 
information your Honor &ca. shall be acquainted therewith. 

Agreable to your Directions under Date the d^^. Tytyival Chitty was 
immediately released, and the Resident for the Dutch Company acquainted 
with the conditions conformable to the Purport of your Letter. 

The Agent for Military Cloathing having represented that there is a 
difference arising from the adding up of the Stoppages made for the Military 
at 42 fans. ^ Pagoda instead of 36 which he alledges is contrary to the usual 
custom at Madrass and in the course of the year amounts to Pag^. thirty six 
twenty Eight, Fanams & thirty two Cash (36-28-32) more than the full pay, 
which has already been drawn. We have to request your Honor &ca. directions 
thereon. 

We have to inform you that Sadasheverow the Renter of St. David and 
Trevenduporam has at last made good his payment of the July Kist for these 
Bounds, tho' not without much difficulty, by reason of several of the Tenants 
under him being greatly in arrear. 

The advances to the Merchants since the clause of the Cash account having 
nearly exhausted our Cash, We are to request your Honor &ca. will be pleased 
to order a supply of fifteen thousand (15000) Pagodas to be sent us as soon as 
possible. 

Our Cash Account & other monthly Papers wait on you herewith, and 
we are with much Respect 

Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

18th. Decem«. 1765. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Calland. 
rob^. dowsett. 
Francis Jourdan. 



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List of Cloth on Hand. 

at Washers . . . . . . . • . . . . • • . . 314 

Beaters .. 24^ 

Dyers lOT^ 

Embald 91 

Bales . . 537 



N". 206. 



To THE HONBLE ROBERT PaLK, 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

. OF Fort 8"^. George. 

HoNBLE Sir & Sirs 

We have received your favor of the 2^. Ulto. vpith the Packet for the 
Honble the President & Council of Bombay which has been duely forwarded. 

Our Honble Master's Ships Fox & True Briton have imported here, the 
former the 2&^. & the latter the 30*1^. Ult°. and both sailed for Bombay the 
l^t. Instant. 

We observe your Honor &ca. proposed for conveying our Letters overland, 
and tho' an Extra Gratuity has been offered these Pattamars for undertaking 
the same by the Rout you mention, they would not agree to perform it, pleading 
they were entire strangers to that part of the Country We therefore dispatch 
them by the usual Tract, and shall use our Endeavours to procure a Person, 
at this Place, for undertaking the Passage to Velloor. 

We remain, 
Tellicherry Honble Sir & Sirs 

3». DecemR. 1765. Your most Obedient humble Serv*. 

James Ryley. 
W. S. Curt. 
RiCHi>. Bate. 
Rob''. Sparks. 
Willm. Townsend. 



N". 207. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq". 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

at Fort S'. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We receiv'd the original of your Letters the 11*^1. September. 

John Spencer Esqr. arrived here on the 19ti». Instant, and has proceeded 
to Bombay. Our Honble Master's Ships, The Fox, Capt. Hume, and True 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1765 203 

Briton Capt. Crighton imported here on the 21st. & 22d. Instant to fill up 
their Water and have since sailed for Bombay. 

We are with Eespect 
Anjengo Honble Sir & Sirs 

26™. Nov*. 1765. Your most Obed*. h'ble Servants 

Thomas Whitehill. 

Arthur King. 

W^. Tayler. 

Isaac Allgood Glasse. 



To the Honble Robert Palk Esq*. 

President & Governor &c^. Council 

OF Fort St. George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been honored with your commands of the 21^*. and 2Q^^. Ulto. 

Mr. Dawson has been acquainted with the Intentions of Messrs. Fair- 
field and Turner of proceeding to Europe by the next Ship, that he might hold 
himself in readiness to remove to the Presidency to take his Seat at the Board 
on the Receipt of your orders. 

In Reply to the Remarks of the Committee on the Mazulipatam accounts 
of August and September I must acknowledge the Batta & horse allowance 
paid to Mr. Stevens to have been done through a want of attention to the 
Impropriety of those charges, the amount of which shall therefore be refunded 
by him and with Respect to the expence of Bullocks employed with the army 
being brought to account at Mazulipatam. I followed that method from what 
I thought had been practised at Madrass respecting the Bills from the con- 
tractor for victualling and furnishing Draught & carriage Bullocks, for the 
army, which I understood did not appear in the account of the Paymaster in 
the Field, but were presented to the Board and discharged by their order by 
the^ Commissary General. But there being no Employ of that Nature at 
Masulipatam, and the Business of Dieting the men and furnishing the Bul- 
locks necessary for the service of the army, being on the same footing as to the 
southward; with this difference only, that every charge of the kind is carried 
to the head of Expedition on account the Northern Circars instead of Nabob 
Mahommed Ally Cawn. I considered such charge would appear more properly 
in the accounts of the Settlement than those of the Paymaster in the Field, and 
therefore observed that method. But if your Honor &ca. shall be pleased to 
direct that this Charge appear in future in the accounts of the Paymaster, a 
due Obedience shall be paid. 

I am very Respectfully, 
Camp near Peddapore Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 20™. Decemb. 1765. Your most Obedient and most humble 

Servant 

John Pybus. 



INDEX 







I-AGE p^Qj, 


A 






B — cant. 


Abalampe [Abelampe], 






Bandarmalanka . . 1, 17, 59, 67, 73, 74^ 


Commander 




12, 41 


76, 77, 81, 95, 107, 114, 


Abdalla Oareem 




135 


138, 143 (Passim) 


Acheen [Atcheen, 

Atchein] 
Admiral Pococh 


7, 12, 


25,54 
19, 41, 88 


Bantam . . . . - . 86 
Bantnan .... 49 
Barampoor . . . . 176 






121, 140 


Barclay, Robt. . . 61, 191, 192 


Admiral Steevens . . 


149 


15l', 200 


Barker, S.\ Robert . . 151 


Admiral Watson 


1, 2, 3, 18 


, 27, 54 


Barker, W"". . . 6, 15, 21, 22, 30, 35, 


6£ 


, 109, 169, 


166, 167 


37, 38, 57, 67, 72,, 


Africa 




2 


75, 80, 85, 106, 113, 


Albestiee, H. 




107 


117, 131, 141 [Passim) 


Albion 




4 


Barlowe, JSTathaniel. 150 


Aldersey, W"". .. 98, 111, 190, 


199, 201 


Barneoon . . . . 135 


Allen, John 


4 


185, 190 


Barns and Campen, 


AUimooden [Alli- 






Messrs 3 


modin, Allinodin] . . 


49, 50, 51, 


133, 134, 


Bassorah .... 12a 






135 


Batavia .. .. 1, 2, 3, 19, 23, 26, 


Alves, Captain Walter. 


11, 41, 45 


, 52, 121 


36, 42, 54, 68 (Passim) 




133, 


135, 173 


Bate, Rich*. . . 202 


Amour, Commander Bon . . 


12,41 


Baupraz, Duttaloory. 78 


Amoy 




45, 86 


Beckingham [Becken- 


Amul 




50 


ham, Buckenham]. 109, 144, 145, ]58 


Andam Cbitrus 




157 


Beeckum Perie . . 21 


Andrews, John 




105, 106 


Bencoolen . . . . 4, 11, 42, 43, 82, 121,. 


Anjengo 




203 


151 


Anson 




25, 80 


Bengal . . . . 2, 3, 10, 25, 64, 68, 


Arcot 




31, 119 


81, 120, 150, 154 


Ardley, Mr. 




2 


Benjamin .... 54 


Argyle (Ketch) 




70, 74 


Benjar .. .. 159 


Arrealoor , . 




61 


Bergh, Vand'. [Vanden] ' 12 , 41 


Aschat 




12, 41 


Berier .... 12, 41 


Ashburner, W". . . 




166 


Bimilipatam [Bimble- 


Asia . . 


25, 150, 


151, 200 


patam] . . . . 91, 132, 133, 147, 171 


Aska 




176 


Blaokwell, Elidad . . 158 


AudimoolapiUa 


99, 100,7101, 102, 


Blewit, Captain John. 1, 3, 54, 109, 166, 167 




103, 


104, 184 


Blount [Blunt], Sam- 


Aukerwyhe .. 




151 


uel .. .. 11, 13, 14, 39, 40, 


Auroor 




78 


41, 45, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128 


Avisal, Dabalabutra. 




157 


Boddam, Rauson 

Hart .. ..25, 31, 60, 84, 88, 


B 






92. 120, 156, 166, 178 


Baars, Pieter 


69, 137, 


139, 190, 


Boddes, William . . 36 




191, 192, 


193, 194 


Boers, S 190 


Bacon, Mr. . . 




40 


Bombay .. . . 1, 19, 25, 31, 93, 


Baddison [Baddington], 






149, 151, 155, 158 


Captain Thomas . . 




2,54 


Bonte, H 69, 91 


Baker, Simon 




36 


Bon Voyage .. .. 10, 91 


Bakewell, Mr. 




40 


Boonen [Roonen], Mr. 26, 69 


Balabao [Balabar] .. 




48, 135 


Bootchy [Botchy] 


Balaja, DamaUiam . . 




67 


Chitty .. ..65, 136, 137, 184 


Balambangan [Bala- 






Borneo . . . . 48, 50, 86, 140 


mangan, Balamban- 






Bourchier, Charles . . 3, 25, 186 


jan, Balambanzan]. 


7,50 


133, 135 


Bowland, John . . 4 


Bale, Ed 




166 


Boyer, Commander. . 12, 40 41 


BaUiah [Bally], 






Bradley, Mary .. 20' 


Deiun [Deam] 


34, 77, 


112, 113 


Brereton, Capt". . . 146 


Bale Bandaharia . . 




51 


Brilliant .. .. 172,174 


1765—27 









:206 



B — cont. 
Bristol .. .„ 35, 106, 168, 171, 

185, 197 
British King .. 12,41,43 

Brittania . . ... 16, 114 

Brodie, Alexander 35, 106, 168 

Brooke, Captain . . 69 

Brouwer [Brower], 

Christian .. 70, 74, 98, 118, 119 

Bruce, Mr 187 

Bullen, Hon'ble David 67 

Burdett, John .. 7, 20, 27, 71, 80, 

109, 113 
Burnett [Burnet], 

James . . . . 108, 129 

Bussavapah .. 113 

Bute .. ..1,19,20,27,68,71,80 
Byfield, Tho^ . . 93, 95, 166 

Byley, Ja^ 25, 156 



Caernarvon . . 


19, 20, 73, 81 


CakuUa .. ..19, 27, 88, 93, 120 


Can, Major 

Ca.lla.Tid, John ... 5, 19, 


107, 138 

26, 27, 53, 61, 


63, 


68, 79, 89, 98, 


115 


116,119, 137, 


139, 142 


, 153 (Passim) 


Callicut 


157, 158, 166 


Callitan 


87 


Cambodia . . 


86 


Cambosa 


48 


Campbell, Major 
Camper, Johannes . . 
Campen, Messrs. 
Barns and 


168 
69 

3 


Camptopher, Mr. . . 
Canapah Moodeliar . . 
Cansheum Gongeah 

Dora Chitty 
Cantervischer, T. . . 
Canton . . . . 9, 10, 


20 
191, 192, 194 

16 

69,91 

11, 12, 13, 14, 



38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 52,- 

86, 173 
Carnae, John . . 173, 199, 201 

Carnatie .... 142 

Carter, Roger . . 2, 3, 46, 55, 56, 69, 

108, 109, 110, 111, 145, 159, 167 



Cartledge, Lieutenant. 


116 


Carvalho [Cavaihe, 




Cavalho], Lewis . . 


9, 38, 125 


Casemore, Ensign . . 


23 


Casimcotah. . . 


132, 147 


Canma,jee Puntaloo, 




Moosalanty [Moos- 




lacontee] . . 


107, 118 


Celebes 


86 


Ceylon [Zeloan] 


173 


Chantabum . . 


87 


Chellumbrum 


115 


Ghembodoo, Cotta . . 


67 


Chenamanaickpollam 




[Ghenamnaickpol- 




1am] 98,99.100 


101—104, 




180—184 



C — cont. 

Chia 87 

Chicacoal .... 176 

China . . . . 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 19, 40, 

42, 43, 45, 47, 52, 68, 86 (Passim) 
Chinnu . . . . 179, 180 

Chitram Rauze . . 78, 175 

Choromandel, Coast of 26, 69, 74, 82, 97, 
118, 132, 194 
Christian, John . . 20 

Chumbadoo, Cota .. 34,77,112 

Cleghorn, William . . 54, 56, 57 

Cleugh, Commander. 12, 41 

Clinton .... 4 

Clive 113,120,151,178,190. 

Clive, Lord . . 150, 173, 199, 201 

Cochin China . . 43, 86 

Cojemal, Nizar [Coje- 

mat, Nazan] . . 39, 125 

Coletchee .... 157 

Cooke, Captain . . 55, 109 

Coringa .... 165 

Gornac, Brigadier 

General . . . . 150 

Cottarah Chinniah . . 21 

Court, Jonathan . . 4 

Courtiane, M"'. . . 146 

Court, Samuel . . 120, 156, 166, 178 

Cranmore, M^. . . 85 

Craufurd, Quintin .. 10,11 

Creighton [Crighton], 

Capt 55. 203 

Crole .... 55 

Crommelin, Gha^ . . 25, 31, 88, 92, 120, 
156, 166, 178 
Cronprince . . . . 12, 41 

Cruttenden .... 4 

Cuddalore . . . . 5, 19, 26, 27, 32, 33, 
34, 38, 45, 46, 53, 62, 63 (Passim) 
Curt, W. S 202 



Dalrymple [Dalrim- 

ple], A 8, 11, 12, 46, 47, 52, 

121, 133, 134, 136 
Darvall [Darvale], Joseph 55, 56, 108, 109, 
110, 111, 145, 159, 167 
Davalloo, Gavany . . 67 

Davarum Paddo . . 143 

Davidson, John . .1Q§, 171, 186, 188, 198 
Dawson, George . . 1, 5, 21 

Dawson, Capt. R. . . 158 

Day, Thomas . . 166 

Dean, Richard . . 20 

De Fiellitas, P. T. [J], L. 69, 91 

D'fries, Polling G. . . , , 158 

De Jenchere, S. . . , 56 

Delvin, Themote . . 26 

De Rosa, Don Domingo 52 

De Soise, Rogue 

Jocin . . . . 4 

Desplan, Capt". John. 135 

Devisme, Step". . . 9, 11, 13, 14, 39, 40, 

41, 45, 7(», 122, 123, 

125, 127, 128 



D — cont. 

Devonshire . . 
Displa'^^, Captain . . 
Dodley [Doddly} 
Dodwe]!, Capt°. 

George 
Dolben, George . . 14, 17, 
35, 58, 

Dolphin 

Dontum Chitty Verapah 
Dormieaux, Jacob A. 
Dormieaux, P. T. . . 



F — cont. 



19 

7 

71, 74 

74 

25, 30, 32, 33, 

60, 66, 67, 73, 

75 (Passim) 

81 

23 

66 

56 



Doveton, Captain 
Dowsett, Robert 



Drake 

Drake, Dawsonne . . 

Due de Penthicore 

[Duede Pentheore]. 
Duke of Gloucester 

[Glocester] 
Duke of Richmond . . 

Dutton 

Du Votenet, Commander 



175 

12, 41 

32, 33, 34, 38, 53, 

61, 62, 68, 139, 142, 

153 (Passim) 

4 

140, 146 

2, 41 

40, 109, 128, 151 

2, 4, 11, 69, 109, 128, 

151 

151 



12. 41 



Earl of Ashburnham. 
Earl of Elgin. 
Earl of Lincoln 
Earl of Middlesex . 



East Indies . . 

Edwards, John 

Egmont 

Eichnen, Philip 

Elephant 

Elizabeth . . 

EUicatippah, Island of 

EUour 

Elphinston, Captain. . 

Emptage, Captain 

George 
England 



122. 



Europe 



Fairfield, M^ 

Faizan, Captain 

Falmouth 

Fernell, Commander 

Fitzhugh [Fitchugh]; 



55, 109, 128, 151, 

40, 122, 123 

88, 109, 130, 151, 

155, 158, 159, 164, 

180, 184, 200 

135 

167, 171 

4, 43 

36 

12, 41 

55, 1' 8 

114, 132 

153 

12,41 

1, 3, 54 

, 10, 21, 46, 121, 

128, 134, 135, 136, 

144, 145, 167, 200 

4, 151 

19, 25, 31, 37, 69, 

, 80, 86, 88, 92, 93 

(Passim) 



203 

30 

149, 151 

12. 41 



Fletcher, Henry 
Floyer, Charles 
Forrest, Tho^ 
Forrester, John 
Fort St. George 

Fort WiUiam 
Fox .. 
France 
Frazer, Cap*. 
Freijrt, Commander 
Friendship . . 



109, 159 



158 

5 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 

9, 10 (Passim) 

7, 20, 21, 27, 71 

151, 202 

135, 157 

167 

12, 41 

167, 171, 198 



Ganges 

Ganjam [Gangham]. 



200 

15, 105, 106, 130, 

175, 176, 195 

Garland, Nathaniel . . 11, 13, 14, 39, 40, 41, 

45, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128 



Caspar, Don 
Gasport, M''. 
Gerrauze [Gorrauze]. 
Gilson, Thomas 
Gingy 

Glasse, Isaac Allgood. 
Glatton 
Goddard, M^ 
Godfrey, Benj°. 
Godolphin 
Golconda 
Golindur 

Goriman, Governor. 
Grampus 
Grant, Robert 
Graj^ George 
Great Britain 
Gregory, Michael . . 
Grenville 
Greyhound . . 
Grosvenor 
Gruah 

Guild, John . . 
Guntoor 
Guttendeevy 
[Guttendeery] 



129 

146 

107, 143 

29 

139, 192 

203 

12, 41, 43 

61 

2,4 

151 

15 

78 

54 

73, 76, 81 

167 

97, 113, 120, 173 

135 

45 

171, 175, 200 

3, 68 

4, 10, 151 

135 

109, 110, 145, 159, 167 

142 

78- 



151, 



Hacksteen, Peter 
HaUs [HaU], Captain 

Ham, M' 

Hardwicke, Commander 

Hardwicke . . 



132, 194 

8, 12, 41 

40 

12, 41 

4, 161 



Tho' 



11, 13, 14, 39, 40, 41, 45, 
122, 123, 125, 127, 128 



Harrison, W™. 
Harsteen, P. S. 
Hart, Simon 
Haselhamp [Hasel- 

kamp], J^ 
Hautgur, Rajah of . . 
Havannah . . 
Hawke 
Hay, James, 
Haynan, Island of . . 
Hay, Robert 



11,13,14,39,40,41, 45 

98 

196 



56, 



69, 91 

196 

43 

11, 46 

56 

40 

109, 110, 111, 

145, 159, 16T 



208 



Heaths, Thomas . 
Herbert, John 

Heyder Ally Cawn . 
Holderness . . 
Holland, M'. 
Hohn, Un. .. 
Hooke, Commander. 
Hornby, W". 

Homer, Man". 

45, 
Horsendon . . 
Hume, Alex. 



H — cont. 

14, 67, 84 

. . 2, 3, 55, 56, 108, 109, 

110,111,145, 159, 167 

120 



J — cont. 

Jourdan, Francis .. 79, 89, 90, 98, 115, 

116, 119, 137, 139, 140, 

142, 201 

1, 71 



Hurt, H 

Husse, Monsieur 
Hussen Ally Cawn . . 

Hust, W 

Hutchinson, Cha^. . . 
Hutchinson Norton. 
Hutteman, M . G. . . 
Huulbeck, G. 
Huyper, Commander. 
Bysom [Hiiysom] . . 



Ibrahim Begj 
Idaan 

Idell, Henry 
Illanon 
Illocos [Illocus] 



39, J25 

4 

12, 41 

31, 88, 92, 120, 

156, 166, 178 

. 11, 13, 14, 39, 40, 41, 

122, 123, 125, 127, 128 

151 

13, 14, 39, 40, 

41, 45, 202 

93, 95 

157 

15, 90, 107 



25. 



11. 



Indi 



Ingeram 



60, 61 



Ingerlee [Ingelee] . . 
Inglis, Captain 
Ireland 

Irshippa Chittee 
Israel [IsraU] 

J 

Jackson, Commander. 
Jackson, Gteorge 
Jackson, Joseph 
Jacob, Artoon [Arteen] 
Jaffir Pranky Mallick. 
Jagaya Chitte, 

Moepady . . 
Jaggah Dieu 
Jaggernaitporum . . 
Jan Visscher 
Japan 

Jaugoo Peddy 
Java . . 

Jeseram Rauze 
Jeylingen, 0. V. 
Joggey Rauze 
Johnson, Jacob 
Johnstone, John 
Joongua . . . . 
Jorack .. .. 



153 

166 

4 

20 

5, 137, 191, 193 

107 

12, 41 

12, 41 



2. 3, 69 

48 

6, 21, 23, 47, 57, 67, 

79, 80, 141,172 

45, 55, 86, 98, 109, 

149 

17, 30, 32, 33, 35, 58, 

66, 73, 75 (Passim) 

19, 26, 71 

19 

135 

18, 64, 184 

49, 51 



Jovu-dan, William . . 
Juggoo Puntaloo, 

CondraiguUoo 
Juhan Dato 



Kamp, J^ Hasel 
Kancowe [Kancow] 
Karicall 
Kent . . 

Kilsall, Thomas 
King, Arthur 
Earkpatrick, Thos. 
Kistna 
Kumannies . . 



107, 117, 143 
51 



86, 87 

74, 88 

19, 113, 119, 120, 

151, 165, 173, 200, 

199 

157, 203 

4 

179, 180 



40 



Lacam, M"^. . . . . 
Lachemy Narsoo, 

Vencajala . . 67 

Lackins, William . . 4 

Lackum Chittee 

Pattisum .. ..24, 34, 59, 84, 112 

Lambruggen, H. . . 69, 91 

La Motte, Commander 
Langlois, M"^. 



12, 43 



12, 41 

4 

56, 87 

11, 14, 125 

8, 50, 135 

91, 116 

186 

21, 60 

91 

42 

67 

48 

175 

98 

78 

55, 108 

71, 113, 150 

51 

49 



LapwiTig 
Latham 

Laws, M"" 

Lebeuf [Lebouf], Fr^ 

Legeyt, Captain 

Leizon 

Lela, Maharaja 

Leopard 

Leycester, Ralph 

Ligore [Legore] 
Lincoln 
Lombardy . . 
London 



Lord Clive 
Lord Holland 



Lord Howe 
Lord Mansfield 



10, 71, 173 

12, 41, 43, 136 

88, 98 

129, 146 

109 

135 

51 

68 

7, 20, 27, 71, 97, 113, 

120, 150, 173 

87 

12, 41, 43 

86, 81 

7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 41, 

43, 45, 47, 52, 88, 92, 

93 (Passim) 

4, 12, 41, 43, 68, 113 

9, 10, 12, 41, 43, 69, 

121/123, 124, 126 

29, 73, 76 

25, 31 



Lowes [Lowe], John. 15, 67, 105, 106, 130, 

175, 176, 177, 187, l88, 195 

Lucksimadass . . 157 

Luconia .. .. 6, 68, 80, 158, 167 



Macao . . . . 10, 121 

Mackay, Captain 

Hugh .... 70, 74 

Mackenzie, W". .. 9, 11, 13, 14, 39, 40, 

,41, 45, 70, 122, 123, 125, 

; 127, 128, 146 



209 



M — cont. 



M — cont. 



Madagascar . . 




54, 144, 173 


Mummudjrraram . . 




■ 78 


Maddala [Maddeley] 






Mundapettah 




59 


Reddy . . 




107, 143 


MurymuUoo 




78 


Maddapollam 




163 


Muttoo 




113 


Madras 


1,6, 7, 


10, 16, 20, 


Muxadavad [Muxadavat] 




10. 12, 40, 41 


23, 


, 24, 26, 
43, 44, 


. 29, 30, 36, 
54 (Passim) 


Mysore 




98 


Magindanao 




136 


N 






Mahomed Ally Kha.n, 












Nabob . . 




143, 203 


Nab, M' 




150 


Mahomed Ally Modin, 






Nairne [Nairn], 






Sultan 




135 


Robert .. -.2, 


3, 


9, 12, 41, 55, 


Mahomed Sadut 




16 


56 


,69, 


108, 109, 110, 


Mahomud Asharu£E 


65, 118, 137, 184 


111, 121, 


145 


i, 158, 159, 167 


Mahomud Hussein . . 




82 


Nanah 




135 


Maitland, Captain . . 




1, 68, 71 


Nancy 




12, 41, 54, 57 


Majendie, W. 




151, 152 


Nankin . . ... 




42 


Malabar [MaUabar] 




25, 42, 86 


Narcissi [Narcisse], F.nas 




39 


Malacca [MaUacca] 




40, 57, 85 


Narsimcoele, Nalamala 




91, 116 


MaHock [MaUack, 






Narsipore 




.189 


MaUcok], Capt°. 




145 


Narsoe, Conkesha . . 




114 


Mamancha . . 




51 


Natal . . . . 




54 


Manabee jManabeil]. 




50, 51 


Nazareth [Mazareth], 






Mangapatam 




15 


S'. Johannes 




10,70 


ManiUs [Manilha] .. 1. 


, 7, 9, 10 


1,11,36,43, 


Nediaput .. ..98 


,99, 


100, 101, 102, 


45, 


46, 49, 


51, 55, 68, 


103, 104, 


180, 


, 181, 182, 183 






70 (Passim) 


Neebuhr, Carfflen . . 




107 


Manna 




2, 55, 68 


Neela [NeUa] Chittee. 




18, 64, 184 


Manuel, Johannis . . 




108 


Negapattam [Nega- 5, 


26, 


69, 91, 98, 


Maria Marcelina 




54, 55 


patnam] 




132, 139, 194 


Marlborough 






NeUapah Moodely .. 




65, 184 


[Marlbro], Fort of. 2, 


19, 55, 


69, 97, 108, 
128 


NeUapillee [NeUey- 
PiUey, NiUipiUe, 






Marriott, Randolph. 




3, 26 


NealapeUy] 


67; 


, 68, 107, 114, 


Mary 




41 






115, 196 


Mason, J. Y. 




21, 22, 30 


Neptune . . . . 1, 


2, 3, 43, 46, 47, 


Massey, Cap*. 




185 






54, 93, 135 


Masuhpatam 






Nicola, Monsieur . . ■ 


• 


157 


[MetchUipatam] . . 1, 


5, 6, 16 


, 21, 29, 61, 


Nizam Ally . . 




96, 115, 142 


, 


73, 


76, 77, 203 


Nizampatam 




143, 154, 169 


Mathews, Captain . . , 




51 


Nodes, Captain 




6 


Maurities 




41 


Norfolk 


11, 


12, 41, 43, 69 


Mayers, Captn. 




146 


Northern Circars . . 




203 


Medway 




19 


Northumberland . . 10 


, 12 


!, 41, 43, 44, 


Meer Banker 




143 


69, 121, 


123, 124, 126 


Meer Sied [Said] 












Hussein 




81, 82, 83 









Meredith, Ensign . . 




7, 147 


Obie 




107 


Michael, Gregory . . 




12, 125 


Oky MaUick [OMm 






Miguel, S*. Gregory. 




70, 135 


MaUick] . . 




50 51 


Mildrum, George . . 




129 


Olbers, Commander. , ^^ 




19 41 


.Mindanao 
Mindoro 
Misaladass .. 


48, 135, 136 
135 
157 


Ongole . . . . 143, 154, 169, 186, 

187, 188 

Ormston, Capt". .. si 


Mitford [Milford], 






Osterly .. . . 




4 


commander 




12, 41 






Mocha 




151 


P 






Moco Moco . . 




54 






Moffat, Commander. 




12,41 


Pacifick .. .. 




151 


Money, M' 




26 


Paina, Capt°. 




133 


Moodu Kistna PUha. 


18, 64, 


181, 184 


Paliam Cotah 




157 


Moopera Chitty Butchena 




147 


Paliool .. .. 




69 


Morse, M' 




39, 125 


Palk, M^ 




39, 125 


Muglatore, Rajah of. 


107, 114, 130 


Palk, J. H. Gillftm . . 




107 



210 




INDEX 




p—cont. 


PAGE 


Q 


FAOE 


Palk, Robert 


1 


—8, 10, 12—17, 


Queen of Denmark . . 


* 


19—21, 


23—27, 29—35, 






3&— 40, 


43, 48, 53, 54, 






56—58, 


60, 61 (Passim) 


R 




Pallainy 




87 


Ragavaraz, Wacheroy. 


78 


Pandre Maduum 




16 


Rain [Raine], M^ . . 


116, 131 


Panons, M'^ 

Panton, Jacob 

Pappall 

Parauag 




88 
45 
135 

48 


Rajahmundry [Raja- 
mundree] [Raja- 
mundy] . . . . 15 


, 138, 142, 154, 196 


Parrivica, Nattan . . 




157 


Raja Laut . . 


50 


Parter 




163 


Ramaniah [Rim- 




Pascal, John Edmund. 




13, 125 


niah], Jad(JapoUah 




Passig [Sloop] 




9 


[Toddapolla] 


21, 29 


Patawan [Palawan]. 




48, 135 


Rameapatam 


154 


Paton, Jacob 




13, .125 


Rammadoss, Gaude 




Patue 




87 


olias [Dosanna]. ., 


175—177, 187, 


Paupah [Paupa] 








195, 196 


Chittee . . 




18, 65, 137, 184 


Ram Raja . . 


157 


Payne, John 




178, 185, 190 


Ramsay, Andrew . . 


31, 92 


Pearce, Tho : 




4 


Ranamapattar, 




Peddapore . . 




203 


Lucksimadarapattah 


157 


Pepri 




87 


Raphael, Edward . . 


70 


Perring, Peter 




187 


Raugarauze Divam. 


78 


Pidang 




86 


Revenge 


1, 2, 22, 47 


Pierow Pettah 




59 


Rice, W. A 


166 


Pieterez [Pieterze], 






Richardson, Oapt". 


144, 145 


[Pieterly], Commander 




12, 41, 69, 91 


Riddel, Captain 


12, 140 


Pieyteveld [Piuyteveld] 




12,41 


Roberts, Captain . . 


54,55 


Pignon, Don Antonio 




70 


Rolas 


135 


Pigot, Governor 




67 


Ross, Andrew 


21, 31, 110, 129 


Pigou, Commander. . 




12, 41 


Ross, Anthony 


122 


Pitcair, Geo. F. 




158 


Rous, W" 11 


, 13, 14, 39, 40, 41, 


Pitt 9, 


10, 12, 41, 43, 


45, 122, 


123, 125, 127, 128 






121, 123, 126 


Royal Captain 


151 


Plassey .. ..4, 


128 


, 129, 138, 141, 


Royal Charlotte 


150, 151 






155, 172, 173 


Royal George 


159 


PlaydeU, C. S. ..7, 


20, 


27, 71, 80, 97, 


Russels, Claud 


122, 199 






113, 120, 150 


Rustum Ally Cawn 


81—83 


Pocock 




12, 41, 43, 47 


Ryley, James 


166, 178, 202 


Poenemarken 




91, 132 






Pondicherry . . 139, 


140, 157, 178. 


S 








185, 190 




Ponsborne . . 




151, 178, 190 


Sababonal . . 


50 


Pooloo 




55 


Sabut Jung . . 


11 


Porpus [Porpuse] . . 




23, 29, 30, 73 


Sadasheverow 




Porto Novo . . 




18, 139, 140 


[Sadashwerow] . . 


168, 169, 193, 201 


Pregadre Vinkat- 






Sadlier, Anthony . . 


11, 122 


ramadoo . . 




16 


Sadras 


178, 190 


Price, W". A. 


25, 


31, 88, 92, 156 


S'. David's, Fort of 169, 


180, 191, 193, 201 


Prince Frederick 




12,41 


S'. Francis Xavier . . 


10 


Prince of Wales 




4, 97 


S'. Helena . . 


2,4 


Princess Augusta . . 




23, 27, 54, 121 


SK John [Jwin] 




Pullicat 




56 


Baptista .. 


60, 72, 73 


Pulo Capas de Mar. 
Pulo Capas dee Perr. 




87 
87 


S'. Romain, Comman- 
der. 


12 41 


Pulo Capas de Terr. 




87 


Salem 


62, 88, 89 


Pulo Lant . . 

Purling, A 

Pursotumdasa 
Pybus, John . . 1, 
82, 83, 


16, 


140 

4 

157 

61, 73, 76, 77, 


Salisbury 

Sambadoo, Sambacody 

Sampson, Brooke . . 


151 

67 

4 


96. 


, 107, 114, 118, 


Sandys [Sands], 




130, 


138, 143 {Passim) 


Captain . . 


12, 41, 69 



INDEX 


211 


PAGE 

S—cont. 


PAGH 

S—c(mt. 


Sarapedin [Sarapodin], 


Stevenson, M^ 


140 


Dato .. .. 8, 48, 49, 50, 133, 


Stockolm Slott 


12,41 


134, 135 


Stonehouse, M''. 


24 


Saumy Nauda [Nada- 


Stratton, George . . 


14, 110 


pillia] . . . . 18, 62, 65, 184 
Saunders, David . . 4 
Scott, George . . 55, 56 


Streshalaputty 

[Streeshleputty] .. 


18, 62, 88, 96, 137, 


Sea Horse .... 15 




184 


Seapoys .... 184 


Sullivans, M^ 


48 


Severin, J. [T.] D. . . 69, 91 


Sumner, Will™. 




Shambido, Cota .. 113 


Brightwell 


113, 119, 120, 150, 


Shameer [Shamier] 




199, 201 


Sultan .. ..10, 11, 13, 70, 122, 


Surat 


92, 93, 94 


125 


Swan, Commander . . 


12,41 


Shans Welvaren 


Sykes, Fra^ 


113, 120, 150, 173 


[Stands Welvaren]. 12, 41 


Syren 


2, 3, 54, 65, 68, 97, 


Shaw, Lieu'. . . 55 




200 


Sheck Boudy Woudy 176 






Siach .... 85 


T 




Siam .... 71 






Siam, Bay of . . 85, 87 


Talbot 


88, 92, 93—95 


Siccawierana . . 91 


Tamena [Tamina] 




Singora .... 87 


Jagoenaykeloe 




Smgy .... 194 


[Jagoenayketoe] . . 


91, 116, 147 


Sinon, Johannes . . 13 


Tampassook 


48 


Sinsur .... 140 


Tapeta Cawn. 


176 


Sitteram Rauze 


Tarter 


162, 174, 177 


[Sittiram Raz] .. 130, 132, 153, 154, 


Tayler, W-. 


157, 203 


195 


Tegenapatnam [Tena- 




Skottowe, John ... 4 


gapatnam]^ [Tevena- 




Smith, Charles . . 6, 15, 21, 22, 30, 36, 


patnam] '. . 


139, 140, 194 


59 


Tellicherry .. 


93—95, 166, 178, 202 


Smith, George .. 87 


Thames 


151 
25 
151 


Smith, John . . 4, 6, 15, 21, 22, 30. 
35, 36, 38, 57, 67, 72, 


Thompson, George . . 

Tilberry 


80, 85, 106, 113, 117, 


Timmajee . . 


83 


131, 141 (Passim) 


Timoan 


87 

80 

171 


Smith, John Lewin . . 5, 14, 19, 26, 27, 


Tindall 


32-34, 38, 53, 60, 62, 
63, 68, 79, 84, 89, 98 


Tinner, Capt. 


115, 116, 119, 137,139] 


Tiongua [Teungue, 




142 (Passim) 


Teungua, Trungua] 


45, 134 


Smith, Nathan'. . . 4 

Smith, Tho. .. 11,13,14,39,40,41, 

45, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128 


Tirson [Tiroon] 
Tity Wahl Chitty 
[Tytyival Chitty, 


8 


Solebay [Soleby] . . 109, 144, 158, 173 


Tily Whal Chitty]. 


191, 192, 201 


Soolo [Sooloo] . . 7, 8, 11, 12, 45, 46, 


Toomangong, Dato. 


51 


48, 50, 51, 121 


Topander, J. L. 


190 


Sornay, Piere . . 13, 125 


Torado 


51 


Souasa, Antonia . . 52 


Townsend, W™. . . 


93, 95, 166, 202 


Sparks, Robert . . 93, 94, 95, 166, 202 


Towsan Abai 


48 


Speedwell .. .. 108, 147, 152, 155, 


Tranjans [Tranjano, 




165, 172, 173 


Trangans] 


85—87 


Spencer, John T. . . 7, 20, 27, 31, 71, 80, 


Tranquebar 


31, 70, 74, 79, 98, 


97, 202 




107, 119 


Spike .. .. 151,200 


Travancore . . 


157 


Squirrel .... 135 


Trevendoporam 


Stanna .... 47 
Stasse, J. W. . . 157 
Steuart [Stewart], 

Hew [Haw.] .. 109, 110, 111, 145, 


[Trevendoporam , 
Trevindaporam, 
Trevenduporam] . . 


168, 169, 180, 193, 


159, 167 




201 


Stevens, M"'. .. 203 


Trichenopoly 


159 



PAOB 



T — conf. 



Trimitte [Tremetie, 
Trimilly], Chittee 
[Chitty], Trevasal 
[Teruwasal] 

Trionevelly . . 

Tripapuloor . . 

Troubacks, M^ 

True Briton . . 

Tumpo 

Turing, John 

Turner, M''. . . 

Tyrrell, Captain 



Upparah 

Usouf Khan 
Uytrlugt [Uytrlught ;' 

Uytrlugts ; 

Uytulught], M'; . , 

|V 

Valentine, 
Vansiitart - . . 
Van Tessel, J°. [H]. 
Van Teylingen, C. H. 
Vellagapoody 
Velloor 
Vencataramdoo, 

Moosla Contee 
Vencatarayloo, 

Condraigulloo 
Vencaty Narasu, 

Bandar 
Venkatachilum, 

Shavelah [Santah 

Vencatashilum] . . 
Venkataram, 

Wobebjmady 



150, 



191, 192, 194 

157 
139 



151, 202 

87 



142 

203 
54 



V — cont. 
Veranah 

Verelst [Veretst], Harry 
Vincent, Fred''. 
Virgin Lady 
Visianagaram 
Vitteker, Abraham. 
Vizagapattam jViza- 

patam] . . 6, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 

34, 35, 36, 37, 38 (Passim) 

Vrymoet, D. .. 69, 91 



16 

173, 201 

4 

4 

132 

36 



W 



Ward, James 



I 





Waters, Cha . . . 25, 31, 120, 156, 166, 


68, 77, 78, 


178 


J, 130, 131 


Watson, Captain . . 1, 22, 133, 140 




Watlarra 116, 147, 


157 


Webber, Commander. 12, 41 




Westcott, M^ . . 60, 84 




Whampo .... 12, 41, 121 


26, 69 


WhitehiU, John .. 29, 73, 74, 76, 81, 




114, 130, 138, 142, 148, 




153, 154, 157, 160, 162, 


12, 41,43 
19 


163, 173, 174, 179 (Passim). 
Wyat [Wiyatt, 


69 91 


Wiatt], Richard . . 54, 108, 109, 110, 


26, 69, 91 
143 


111, 145, 159, 167 
Wimes, Captain . . 20 


202 


Wopada .... 67 




Worcester .. . . 9, 10, 12, 41, 43, 44, 


114 


121, 122, 123, 124, 126 


Worriarpolam . . 61, 168 



18, 65, 184 



Yanam 
Yawze, Pedro 

York .. 



107 

52, 53 

92, 93, 94 



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